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612, 2018

Making MIAMI Film General – All Over the World!

December 6th, 2018|

The Miami film scene received another tremendous boost this past Monday. As part of a new $37 million investment in the arts, the Knight Foundation dedicated at least $4 million of that toward “making film general in Miami”, to paraphrase the Foundation’s mission to make art general in Miami, a project begun in 2007 that continues to display spectacular results. Included is a five-year renewal of a commitment to sponsor two of Miami Film Festival’s [...]

711, 2018

‘What They Had’ is a star-studded, authentic look at a family in crisis

November 7th, 2018|

Memory loss has been fodder for quite a few movies in the past decade, from romantic weepies to dramatic depictions of Alzheimer’s disease in Oscar favorites such as Still Alice and Away From Her. Now it’s once again the focal point in writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s family drama, What They Had. But Chomko’s debut doesn’t fall into either of the aforementioned categories. Instead, What They Had can only be described as a more intimate affair, an [...]

2510, 2018

BECOMING ASTRID at 35th Miami Book Fair

October 25th, 2018|

Miami Film Festival is partnering with Miami Book Fair at the Fair’s upcoming 35th Anniversary Edition with a screening of the film BECOMING ASTRID. In the film, young Astrid Lindgren, future author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series, is eager to break free from the confines of her religious upbringing, so she accepts an internship at a local newspaper and attracts the attention of its editor. Astrid becomes pregnant, and later secretly gives birth to [...]

2410, 2018

Rock climbing documentary ‘Free Solo’ is a thrilling big-screen experience

October 24th, 2018|

To watch Free Solo is to willingly thrust yourself into a vertiginous, panic-inducing, heart-palpitating setting for nearly two hours. That right there alone would usually be the highest praise I have to offer a documentary of this nature. But the most impressive part of Free Solo isn’t the astonishing athletic feat that’s on display, nor is it the sweeping, enveloping cinematography that demands to be seen on the biggest screen you can find. No, what makes this transcend just another action documentary is [...]

1510, 2018

CAPERNAUM wins the Gigi Guermont Audience Award!

October 15th, 2018|

After four days of amazing films, Miami audiences have voted CAPERNAUM as the winner of the Gigi Guermont Audience Award. Directed by Nadine Labaki, the film's politically-fueled drama has a unique storyline that brings attention to the issues of children in Beirut’s slums. The film was also winner of the Jury Prize at 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is Lebanon's official entry for the 2019 Academy Awards. Still from CAPERNAUM Thank you [...]

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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