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2019 FESTIVAL DATES

Join us March 1-10, 2019 in celebration of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival’s 36th edition – ten days of films, masterclasses, happy hours, and parties!

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1005, 2019

Unmissable Festival Favorite DIAMANTINO Returns

May 10th, 2019|

Imagine a Roger Moore-era James Bond film where the Bond girl takes the lead role. In fact, she isn’t a girl at all, but rather a vapid yet sweet, gorgeous male soccer player whose life is upended by global conspiracies and familial trauma. This is Diamantino and it has everything: undercover lesbian agents in love, characters posing as nuns and refugees in order to spy on a famous former soccer player; villainous sisters willing to sell out [...]

905, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day: The Time of Lola Dueñas

May 9th, 2019|

One of my favorite Spanish actresses is Lola Dueñas. She may not be as famous as Penelope Cruz or Carmen Maura, but for more than 20 years she has been delighting me in both leading and supporting parts that I love to recall. You may remember her from such terrific character turns in Pedro Almodóvar films such as Talk To Her, Volver and Broken Embraces, and for her outstanding lead performances in Yo Tambien! and [...]

1004, 2019

Zac Efron stars as Ted Bundy in Miami-set ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

April 10th, 2019|

  Zac Efron became an overnight teen sensation after playing heartthrob Troy Bolton in Disney’s High School Musical. Ted Bundy was an infamous serial killer known for having murdered at least 30 women in brutal fashion before he was executed in a Florida prison. That their paths should cross via Efron’s latest film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, is at once a total surprise and a stroke of utter brilliance. Because while nothing about [...]

204, 2019

Shorts For The Win

April 2nd, 2019|

What is the hottest trend in cinema so far in 2019? Surprise – short film programs! This year, the annual theatrical touring program of Oscar Nominated Shorts set a series-high box office record in 2019 ($3.53 million), and at the recent 36th edition of Miami Film Festival, four separate shorts programs were among the fast sell-outs and were transferred into bigger auditoriums to try and keep up with the demand. No wonder, then, that [...]

912, 2018

‘Shoplifters’ is a deeply moving look at the meaning of family

December 9th, 2018|

In Shoplifters, family isn’t something you’re necessarily born with – it’s something you build. Winner of the top prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is a film with a bottomless amount of compassion, one that very well may be one of the most emotional movie-going experiences of the year. In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest, we’re introduced to a poverty-stricken Japanese family who barely make ends meet by shoplifting. When Osamu and his son [...]

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  • #MiamiFF & @sundancefest official selection THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM opens this Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA! Filmmaker John Chester & his wife, Molly, a culinary writer, trade city life to start their own farm on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Tickets at https://t.co/NGmKUHoCCs 🐮
    May 21, 2019
  • RT @OnceInHollywood: #NoSpoilersInHollywood
    May 21, 2019
  • Two days until we JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM at @TowerTheaterMIA! Dir. Celia Rico Clavellino & star Lola Dueñas will be joining us for a Q&A following Thursday’s 7pm screening with a reception sponsored by @estrelladamm & @PairingsBy Tomás Cuadrado. Tix https://t.co/EOWXLpMv9X
    May 14, 2019
  • JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM is a film that reminds us that all of life begins with a mother’s heartbeat. Catch a sneak preview screening on May 16 at @TowerTheaterMIA with star Lola Dueñas & director Celia Rico Clavellino in attendance. Tix: https://t.co/i7SUK2BM03 #MothersDay
    May 12, 2019
  • Tonight at 7pm, Black Lounge Film Series presents a free outdoor screening of Spike Lee's Classic film HE GOT GAME at Gibson Park. More Info at https://t.co/GyMqvre27W.
    May 11, 2019
  • DOGMAN, the acclaimed @Festival_Cannes prize-winner & #MiamiFF hit from director Matteo Garrone opens Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA! Based on a true story, DOGMAN is a visceral & piercing tale of the unbreakable cycle of vengeance begetting vengeance. Tix → https://t.co/V5Wqy1sOJR
    May 7, 2019
  • RT @ZacEfron: Proud of this movie #ExtremelyWicked . Available to watch today on @netflix
    May 4, 2019
  • KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE, a #MiamiFF 2019 official selection, opens this weekend at @OCINEMA Miami Beach. Tickets at https://t.co/kM5WO2gpGY.
    May 3, 2019
  • Opening this Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA, ASK DR. RUTH—official selection of #MiamiFF 2019 —a delightful documentary that chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. Tickets https://t.co/tQnsy7qQ3Z
    May 1, 2019
  • This Thursday's 7pm screening of RATTLESNAKES at @TowerTheaterMIA will feature a Q&A with actor / producer Jimmy Jean-Louis (@haitianhero). Tickets at https://t.co/VTKAxoXNpm. 🐍
    April 30, 2019
  • This past weekend we saw the Avengers fighting for humanity and Winterfell fighting for Westeros. Today we look back on some of the greatest battles in film history and the directors behind them: https://t.co/1WSweG3J6u
    April 29, 2019
  • Calling all filmmakers! The 48 Hour Film Project, the largest filmmaking competition in the world, is coming to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. To be part of the @Miami48HFP, register online at: https://t.co/YMASKQBxB0. #Miami48HFP
    April 29, 2019
  • Psychological thriller RATTLESNAKES opens Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA! 🐍 When Robert McQueen, played by Jimmy Jean-Louis @haitianhero, is attacked by three masked men, he will have to reveal a secret that will change all their lives forever. Tix @ https://t.co/Nz4sqX6d8y. #MiamFF
    April 23, 2019
  • We thank @MarquesDeRiscal for their support and providing their flavorful wines for our #MiamiFF 2019 celebrations.
    April 23, 2019
  • Cuban comedy THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCÍA continues this week at @TowerTheaterMIA. Tickets at https://t.co/ei1NGlaCCP.
    April 22, 2019
  • Huge thanks to @BotranRum for having their delicious cocktails at this year’s #MiamiFF. 🍹
    April 22, 2019
  • .@ZacEfron's new film EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE is screening exclusively for Miami Film Society & CineClub members on May 1. Learn more about the film and how to join for your invite here → https://t.co/pnWwk2e9Ak . #MiamiFF
    April 17, 2019
  • We would like to thank @TV5MONDE for their support of all French-language films at #MiamiFF 2019.
    April 17, 2019
  • Opening Friday @TowerTheaterMIA, Cuban director Arturo Infante’s THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCÍA follows a planetarium worker who accepts to leave everything & everyone she knows to embark on an adventure that changes her life forever. Tix at https://t.co/ei1NGlaCCP.
    April 16, 2019
  • Huge thanks to @Telefilm_Canada and @CanCGMiami for their wonderful support of Canadian films and filmmakers at #MiamiFF 2019!
    April 16, 2019

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