|(left) Marc A. Buoniconti, Gloria Estefan, Nick Buoniconti, Emilio Estefan; Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey in Open Windows|
Two thrilling films join our CINEDWNTWN GALAS presented by Miami Downtown Development Authority presentations. On Tuesday, March 11th, MIFF will screen An Unbreakable Bond, a world premiere documentary produced and directed by Miami’s own Emilio Estefan. The film is an inspirational story of NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti and his son, Marc A. Buoniconti, who suffered tragedy at the age of 19 on the football field when a tackle left him paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury. Marc and his family rallied to turn this painful event into a force for good through The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund. An Unbreakable Bond is narrated by Gloria Estefan and features Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones, Award Winning journalists Tom Brokaw and Bob Costas and NFL’s Winningest Coach Don Shula. This red carpet presentation will feature Emilio & Gloria Estefan in person, as well as Marc A. Buoniconti and Nick Buoniconti among numerous other notables. View trailer.
|Julián Villagrán in Extraterrestrial; MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante & director Nacho Vigalondo at MDC’s Tower Theater|
Also joining the CINEDWNTWN GALA program, on Sunday, March 16th, is Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo’s contemporary thriller Open Windows, debuting in Miami only a few days after its world premiere at the SXSW Festival. Vigalondo, a former Oscar nominee for his short “7:35 in the Morning” (2003), presented his hilarious previous feature Extraterrestrial as a MIFF special presentation in 2012.
|Scenes from Kid Cannabis|
Tickets will go on sale for all 97 features and 44 shorts this Friday, February 7th for Miami Film Society members only. Avoid disappointment with sold out screenings, join the Miami Film Society now to enjoy the luxury of advance, pre-public ordering days.
Tickets to all screenings will be available to the general public on Friday, February 14th. View MIFF 2014 Ticket Guide.