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The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart


To Love Somebody, You Should be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive – with 20 number one hits and over 1000 songs to their name, the Bee Gees weren’t just a band: they were musical icons who created the original Miami Sound.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart follows the rise to fame of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, from their early years in Australia to the sheer disco mania that enveloped them after the release of Saturday Night Fever.

But the Bee Gees were more than just high falsettos: they were extraordinarily talented songwriters that penned some of the greatest songs of their generation.

Directed by five-time Oscar nominee Frank Marshall and featuring incredible archival access, this is the type of documentary that makes it hard for you to sit still. Song after song, hit after hit, The Bee Gees will transport you to a night of music and nostalgia -- and will remind you of just how good it feels to get up and dance.

Head to our Facebook page after the screening to hear a conversation between the film’s Producer Jeanne Elfant Festa, Writer/Producer Mark Monroe and Miami Film Festival’s own Jaie Laplante and Lauren Cohen.

FUN FACT: One block west of Dezerland Park Drive-In is a street called BROTHERS GIBB BLVD. It’s so named in honor of our Opening Night subjects and the fact that they recorded most of their hits at Criteria Records, which is located on that street and prominently featured in the film.

Event Dates

October 8, 2020 to October 8, 2020 7:30 - 9:30pm ET

Dezerland Park Drive In
14401 NE 19th Avenue
North Miami, FL 33181

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Director Bio

Frank Marshall is one of the most prolific and successful American filmmakers of all time. He is one of the founders (with Steven Spielberg) of Amblin Entertainment, and has produced some of the most successful films of the past 40 years – among them, Back to the Future, Jurassic World and Jason Bourne. He has been nominated for 5 Best Picture Academy Awards (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and won the 2019 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Frank Marshall
  • Producer(s)
    Nigel Sinclair, Jeanne Elfant Festa, Frank Marshall
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Mark Monroe
  • Editor(s)
    Derek Boonstra, Robert A. Martinez
  • Cast
    Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Chris Martin, Nick Jonas, Justin Timberlake

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