MIFF Celebrates 30th Edition with 29-day “Countdown Retrospective”

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Scene from Pedro Almodóvar’s Dark Habits (MIFF 1984)
Miami International Film Festival will commemorate it’s 30th edition with a 29-day retrospective counting down one film from each year of the Festival’s fascinating history until Opening Night on March 1, 2013. The showcase will kick off on January 26, 2013 at MDC’s Tower Theater with a rare 35mm screening of Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas), directed by Spain’s legendary director Pedro Almodóvar and will feature a rich variety of special events and screenings including special appearances by director David Frankel (Miami Rhapsody, MIFF 1995), and preeminent photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber (Let’s Get Lost, MIFF 1989). 
Uberto Pasolini’s Machan (MIFF 2009) has been selected by Miami’s Consulate General of Italy’s, 2013 Anno Della Cultura Italiana (Year of Italian Culture) to be included in the official program of cultural events serving to emphasize the importance of films as “cultural ambassadors” of Italian tradition and values. Goya Award-winner Chico & Rita (MIFF 2011), directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, and Tono Errando marked the first animated Opening Night Film in MIFF’s history, and features a sensual collision of color, passion and music from what has been described as the greatest period of creativity in Cuban-American jazz. View full line-up and purchase tickets.

Jaie Laplante

Jaie Laplante is the Miami Film Festival's executive director and director of programming. Learn more about Jaie on Programmers.