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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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  • 2019 Festival selection “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” has opened theatrically in NYC and opens in LA on Aug 30. Find a screening in your city at: https://t.co/sqjNaOsqpB #MilesDavisMovie
    August 24, 2019
  • Official selection of the 2019 Miami Film Festival THIS IS NOT BERLIN opens at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend. Tix now available for this illuminating post-punk look at the counterculture scene in 1980s Mexico City. https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG
    August 22, 2019
  • Starting Aug 27 at @TowerTheaterMIA, we celebrate the incomparable Pedro Almodóvar with a retrospective of key works from his career. Tix are now available at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    August 22, 2019
  • Registration for Industry Accreditation for MDC’s Miami Film Festival GEMS 2019 is now open to all film professionals. Submit your request today → https://t.co/Celd2fnnU4.
    August 21, 2019
  • RT @THR: Oscars: Pedro Almodovar's 'Pain and Glory' on Spain's Int'l Feature Film Shortlist https://t.co/UezOmRsTny
    August 21, 2019
  • 💎 The secret’s out: Pedro Almodóvar’s highly anticipated PAIN AND GLORY, starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, will open our 2019 GEMS Film Festival! For tickets and more details visit https://t.co/919r6KcAg4.
    August 20, 2019
  • Last month we gave Miami Film Society + CineClub members an early look at Tarantino’s ninth film. next month, we lift the curtain on the story of a stolen life—THE GOLDFINCH. Want to be one of the first in Miami to see #TheGoldfinch? Email lauren@miamifilmfestival.com for info.
    August 19, 2019
  • “One person can do a painting, one person can sing a song, one person can write a poem but a whole bunch of people make a motion picture.” - #PeterFonda
    August 18, 2019
  • Every year we strive to bring you excellence in Ibero-American cinema. We are incredibly proud to have five selections from our Gems Film Festival and Miami Film Festival programs capture a combined 29 nominations for the Argentine Academy Awards. Amazing! https://t.co/50xo33SNwd
    August 13, 2019
  • Don't miss your last chance to see YULI, the story of Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, at MDC's @TowerTheaterMIA. Tickets and final showtimes at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    August 9, 2019
  • Join us at #ArtsLaunch2019 on Sat, Sep 7 at the @ArshtCenter! This is Miami’s biggest event celebrating the Arts Season kick-off and it’s FREE! Community Arts Village, mini performances, interactive workshops, kid’s zone, food, fun and more! FREE RSVP: https://t.co/bEQUeiVRLg.
    August 9, 2019
  • Catch a final screening of ROJO tomorrow at 6:45pm at @TowerTheaterMIA. A subtle and visually astounding comment on a horrifying epoch of Argentine history, ROJO will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets at https://t.co/1l36naxnVl.
    August 7, 2019
  • Jennifer Kent’s brutally unforgiving film THE NIGHTINGALE (‘19 Miami Film Festival Official Selection) is enjoying a limited release in select cities across the states but will be coming to Miami VERY soon...August 30 at @TowerTheaterMIA.
    August 5, 2019
  • Tomorrow, join our friends at @HBOLatino for an exclusive conversation featuring some of the best and brightest in film, including Miami Film Festival's own Diana Cadavid. RSVP at https://t.co/JX92wnGyYV.
    July 31, 2019
  • Catch a special screening of Miami Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, MARCUS, at tomorrow's @PAMM Free Community Night: Art as Film event. RSVP at https://t.co/Exe9cCLayp.
    July 31, 2019
  • Calling all filmmakers! 📣 Don't miss tomorrow's regular deadline to submit your film to be considered for the 37th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival. Visit https://t.co/w4NxA2kFF9.
    July 30, 2019
  • Miami Film Festival's NEON Screening Series continues Thursday, August 1 with another Sundance hit film, Julius Onah’s film version of J.C. Lee’s off-Broadway play, LUCE. Join Miami Film Society today and receive 2 complimentary tickets to the screening. https://t.co/GxceUsdsP1.
    July 30, 2019
  • THE BEST SUMMER OF MY LIFE, an enchanting comedy about our flights of fancy in showering our loved ones with untold joys, opens this Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA . Get tickets to see this #MiamiFF official selection at https://t.co/42L17KKVft.
    July 29, 2019
  • We’re not the only ones who have watched the #TopGun: Maverick trailer over a dozen times, right? 🔥 🏍
    July 26, 2019
  • Argentine thriller, ROJO, continues this week at @TowerTheaterMIA! A subtle and visually astounding comment on a horrifying epoch of Argentine history, ROJO will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets at https://t.co/1l36naxnVl.
    July 24, 2019

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