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1807, 2019

Festival Programmer Lauren Cohen Promoted to Associate Director of Programming

July 18th, 2019|

Miami Film Festival is pleased to announce the promotion of programmer Lauren Cohen to the position of Associate Director of Programming. In her new role, Cohen will work closely with Director of Programming Jaie Laplante on shaping the Festival’s overall content strategy, philosophy and direction. “Lauren’s sharp eye for great cinema and her affinity for the audience nuances of Miami’s movie-loving public make her a natural choice to have a more influential role in shaping [...]

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 [...]

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  • Show your support for Miami Film Festival today on #GiveMiamiDay! Visit https://t.co/ux2IJHvJtW to donate.
    November 21, 2019
  • GEMS Film Festival hit MARRIAGE STORY returns to @TowerTheaterMIA starting Friday, November 29. Get an inside scoop on the film from local film critic Juan Barquin @woahitsjuanito. https://t.co/EiP5SGzXKK.
    November 18, 2019
  • Join our friends at @FilmgateMiami for their I'M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A film festival. Details at https://t.co/XGve9BWt8A.
    November 18, 2019
  • Everybody in Miami today.
    November 17, 2019
  • Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine at the Miami Film Festival some 25 years ago. Registration for industry accreditation for the 2020 Miami Film Festival is open! Apply asap so you don’t miss out on all the perks and fun: https://t.co/RjhbxZBHT5
    November 14, 2019
  • Become a Miami Film Society member! Why? So you can gain access to our early screening of Rian Johnson’s exhilarating whodunit, KNIVES OUT, just days away! Sign up: https://t.co/sIXzRcLX3X
    November 13, 2019
  • Did you know that Miami Film Society Miami Film Society members have exclusive rates for Miami Film Festival 2020 Passes and Packages? No one gets better deals than our members. Visit https://t.co/b3e05Q90S5 for details.
    November 13, 2019
  • Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN AND GLORY has become the highest-grossing film in the history of @TowerTheaterMIA 😬
    November 12, 2019
  • Miami Film Festival is hiring! Visit our jobs page for details and to apply today → https://t.co/7UVdYGwDHy.
    November 8, 2019
  • Hey movie fans, want see KNIVES OUT and THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS before anyone else – and without buying a ticket? Join Miami Film Society before November 12 and we’ll guarantee you seats. Visit https://t.co/7P73t8MC9a.
    November 8, 2019
  • "Tremendous power! Imagine if All The President's Men came out before Nixon's resignation." (NPR) #ByTheGraceOfGod is now playing at @TowerTheaterMIA.
    November 8, 2019
  • Act like you own the place. Bong Joon-ho’s @ParasiteMovie opens at @TowerTheaterMIA tomorrow. #Parasite
    November 7, 2019
  • Can’t wait to see all of our CineClub members tonight for #FORDvFERRARI! Email lauren@miamifilmfestival.com if you want in on early screenings for some of the most buzzed-about movies of the year such as FORD V FERRARI, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and JOKER.
    November 6, 2019
  • “[Bong Joon-ho] is like Spielberg in his prime. Of all the filmmakers out there in the last 20 years, he has something that [1970s] Spielberg has. — Quentin Tarantino Bong’s latest film, PARASITE, opens at @TowerTheaterMIA on Friday.
    November 4, 2019
  • Miami Film Society benefits include complimentary screenings every month between April and December––and sometimes more! For November, members are invited to attend both KNIVES OUT and THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS. Want in? Join today at https://t.co/b3e05Q90S5 and you’ll get in 😉
    November 3, 2019
  • #MiamiFF 2020 passes + packages are on sale now: https://t.co/nHj9bsWIhN
    November 1, 2019
  • Miami Film Society benefits include complimentary screenings every month between April & December – & sometimes more. For November, members are invited to attend both THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS & KNIVES OUT. Want in on these? Join at https://t.co/sIXzRcLX3X & we’ll guarantee them.
    November 1, 2019
  • Recently on ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR, Roth himself + Quentin Tarantino took each other to task to name their favorite performances in horror. What are some of your favorite performances? HISTORY OF HORROR is now streaming on @shudder, w/ a supplemental podcast on iTunes 🎃
    October 31, 2019
  • [1/2] El premio a Mejor Cortometraje Iberoamericano HBO, presenta $5,000 en efectivo, cortesía de HBO, al mejor cortometraje hispano o iberoamericano (30 minutos o menos) escogido por el jurado y parte de la Selección Oficial del Festival.
    October 22, 2019
  • That moment when you find out PAIN AND GLORY is opening at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend.
    October 16, 2019