31 08, 2018

Glenn Close gives a powerhouse performance in timely literary drama ‘The Wife’

By |2019-03-11T19:02:40-04:00August 31st, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

At exactly the 5-minute mark of The Wife, the camera sits on a close-up of Joan Castleman’s (Glenn Close) face as she holds a phone to her ear. While taking in what the person is saying on the other line, her face flips through a myriad of emotions: excitement, disappointment, bewilderment. Why the wide range [...]

9 07, 2018

Joint Custody Blows

By |2019-03-11T19:02:54-04:00July 9th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

First, the laughter. In 2005, American indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach released his third major film and received his only Oscar nomination to date with The Squid and The Whale (one night only at the Tower – Tuesday, July 17th), a semi-autobiographical remembrance of his teenage perceptions of the divorce of his Brooklyn [...]

22 05, 2018

Penélope & Javier

By |2019-03-11T19:02:55-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Celebrity, FILM SPOTLIGHT, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

Is there a more glamorous real-life couple on the world’s cinema screens (and stage) today than Spanish superstars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem? At this year’s edition of the legendary Cannes Film Festival, the married actors walked up the steps of the historic red carpet where their newest film, Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) [...]

6 02, 2018


By |2019-03-11T19:02:56-04:00February 6th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Five years after Darlene Love nearly blew the roof of Olympia Theater when she opened the 2013 Miami Film Festival with Morgan Neville’s 20 Feet From Stardom, another Sundance world premiere is heading straight for the sunshine for its first post-Park City landing: Jason Reitman’s Tully, a last-minute “surprise screening” addition to Robert Redford’s festival, [...]

1 02, 2018

ROSSY RETURNS! (To The Big Screen)

By |2019-03-11T19:02:56-04:00February 1st, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

MADAME Directed by Amanda Sthers France l 2017 l 91 minutes English, Spanish, French with English Subtitles COMEDY In her on-stage conversation at the 2017 Festival, our Marquee guest Rossy de Palma dished about a new French production of an English-language comedy that she just finished shooting – MADAME, written and [...]

6 11, 2017


By |2019-03-11T19:02:58-04:00November 6th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Adel Karam (right) plays Tony in THE INSULT One of the most unforgettable Miami Film Society special events of the past several years was our June 4, 2013 screening of Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri's The Attack, with a poignant Skype q&a with the director after the screening.  The Attack went on to play [...]

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