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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 [...]

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 [...]

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  • “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
  • Our festival team is here to give you their personal recommendations for GEMS 2019. The second pick comes from associate director of programming, Lauren Cohen, with Alma Har’el’s magical #HoneyBoy. Read on our blog: https://t.co/PTmK2RQ7to.
    September 19, 2019
  • HONEY BOY is coming for Gems 2019 and y’all aren’t ready for it 🍯 Tix: https://t.co/bF4BTopS1j
    September 19, 2019
  • Our festival team is here to give you their personal recommendations for GEMS 2019. The first pick comes from festival executive director / director of programming, Jaie Laplante, with Noah Baumbach’s career-best #MarriageStory. Read on our blog: https://t.co/6s1AOSbEpD.
    September 18, 2019
  • Miami Film Society members are invited to our September NEON Film Series screening of MONOS - Director Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature. Not a member? Join today at https://t.co/sIXzRcLX3X.
    September 16, 2019
  • September 14, 2019
  • Tickets for the 2019 Gems Film Festival are finally live. What will you see? 👀 https://t.co/919r6Kub7C
    September 12, 2019
  • Don’t drink the gazpacho! Our Almodóvar retrospective at @towertheatermiami continues with WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN! Showtimes throughout the week. https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    September 8, 2019
  • Join us today at #ArtsLaunch2019 at @ArshtCenter! This is Miami’s biggest event celebrating the Arts Season kick-off and it’s FREE!
    September 7, 2019
  • 🚨 Lineup Alert! 🚨 We just welcomed two new additions to our 2019 GEMS Film Festival program—Craig Brewer’s DOLEMITE IS MY NAME starring Eddie Murphy and Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver! Tickets available September 12.
    September 6, 2019
  • Genre-bending stories, remarkable debut features and award winning filmmakers—your 2019 GEMS Film Festival lineup has arrived. Explore the program at https://t.co/LKzPWuhVQi. Tickets available September 12.
    September 4, 2019
  • A warm congrats to 2019 Miami Film Festival selections THE PROJECTIONIST (José María Cabral 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic) + DEAR SON (Mohamed Ben Attia 🇹🇳 Tunisia) for being chosen to represent their countries at the 2020 Oscars.
    August 27, 2019
  • This weekend at @TowerTheaterMIA, #TheNightingale takes its revenge. If you missed our premiere of Jennifer Kent’s brutal followup to THE BABADOOK at this year’s Miami Film Festival, then get your tickets now at https://t.co/whC3Gzn4CD.
    August 27, 2019
  • Tomorrow night our #PedroAlmodovar retrospective kicks off with WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? (1984) at @TowerTheaterMIA. https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG for tix and further details.
    August 26, 2019
  • 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