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GEMS 2019, October 10–13
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1507, 2019


July 15th, 2019|

Miami Film Festival announces the NEON Screening Series for the second half of 2019! Ever since its first release just about 2 ½ years ago, the new US Distributor NEON has made a distinct name for itself as a hip, edgy, quality brand that supports exceptional new arthouse and independent cinema for theatrical release. From the Oscar-winning I, Tonya (their highest grossing release to date), to diverse Miami Film Festival selections like Three Identical Strangers, [...]

607, 2019

Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ throws us into a horrific pagan paradise

July 6th, 2019|

Call it cynicism, but we humans tend to get suspicious anytime anything is too cheerful. I’d imagine it’s one of the reasons clowns and dolls have long been horror fixtures; the smiles are just too broad, the eyes just too wide. It’s joy on crack, and our natural inclination is to back away from it. In Midsommar, writer-director Ari Aster bottles this horror trend and takes it to the extreme. Jordan Peele called Midsommar “the [...]

307, 2019

Miamian LULU WANG – Indie Film’s Next Big Star Filmmaker

July 3rd, 2019|

Another filmmaker with Miami roots is at a tipping point – this time, it’s Lulu Wang who is on the verge of becoming the indie film world’s Next Big Thing! Wang’s second feature film, The Farewell, stars rapper and actress Awkwafina, the breakout star of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians. The Farewell premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it received a rapturous response and sparked a bidding war among US distributors, [...]

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 [...]

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  • That moment when you find out PAIN AND GLORY is opening at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend.
    October 16, 2019
  • The ballots were submitted, the votes were cast and the numbers have been tallied. The recipient of the Gigi Guermont Audience Award for the 2019 Gems Film Festival is THE TWO POPES! Runner-Up: PARASITE 2nd Runner-Up (Tie): HONEY BOY DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
    October 14, 2019
  • The final day of the 2019 Gems Film Festival is here. Going out with a bang! 🧨
    October 13, 2019
  • Here’s the personalities that will make up the panel following today’s screening for @swallowmovie at Gems 2019: 🧿 @woahitsjuanito @flamingclassics co-founder 🧿 @mantrae @flamingclassics co-founder⠀ 🧿 @sick__66 Dread Central contributor, @Seequels co-host
    October 12, 2019
  • It wasn’t enough for us to open Gems 2019 with a night dedicated to Pedro Almodóvar, so we decided to reveal the poster for the 2020 Miami Film Festival! Breathtakingly crafted by renowned Argentinian artist Juan Gatti, who also created our 2017 poster.
    October 11, 2019
  • 18 films. 1 hashtag. #gemsff
    October 10, 2019
  • Tonight. Nothing says Miami Film Festival like Pedro Almodóvar 💎 #gemsff
    October 10, 2019
  • SWALLOW is officially the most awarded + nominated movie of the 2019 Gems Film Festival. Discover the hype this Sat at @TowerTheaterMIA. A panel will follow the screening w/ @flamingclassics founders Juan Barquin + Trae Delellis + Dread Central contributor Alejandra Gonzalez.
    October 9, 2019
  • This Thursday, 18 wonderful stories will call @TowerTheaterMIA home for 4 magical days.
    October 7, 2019
  • RT @bmoviesd: Keanu just gets it.
    October 7, 2019
  • Our Almodóvar retrospective at @towertheatermiami continues today with BROKEN EMBRACES! 🎟 https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG
    October 4, 2019
  • One week away from Gems 😁 https://t.co/919r6KcAg4
    October 3, 2019
  • There is no weapon more dangerous than a camera. Filmmaker Ladj Ly pictured below in 2004 with his own. Ly’s contemporary take on LES MISÉRABLES plays at Gems 2019. Tickets: https://t.co/919r6KcAg4.
    September 30, 2019
  • Ain’t that the truth! @HansMorgenstern #PortraitOfALadyOnFire
    September 29, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • Our @neonrated Screening Series continues at @TowerTheaterMIA tonight with the sublime @monosfilm. Writer-director Alejandro Landes will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Tickets at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG 🦍
    September 26, 2019
  • Find a friend who looks at you the way that Antonio Banderas looks at Pedro Almodóvar. Happy 70th, Mr. Almodóvar!
    September 26, 2019
  • Our festival team is here to give you their personal recommendations for GEMS 2019. The third pick comes from director of events programming, Nicolas Calzada, with the acclaimed Aussie heart-warmer @TopEndWedding. Read on our blog: https://t.co/PTmK2RQ7to.
    September 24, 2019
  • “I know that to breathe is very expensive tonight—but I have to breathe.” Our Almodóvar retrospective at @towertheatermiami continues today with TALK TO HER. Showtimes throughout the weekend + Monday! https://t.co/IO4gVjovNI
    September 20, 2019