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GEMS 2019, October 10–13
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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 [...]

912, 2018

‘Shoplifters’ is a deeply moving look at the meaning of family

December 9th, 2018|

In Shoplifters, family isn’t something you’re necessarily born with – it’s something you build. Winner of the top prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is a film with a bottomless amount of compassion, one that very well may be one of the most emotional movie-going experiences of the year. In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest, we’re introduced to a poverty-stricken Japanese family who barely make ends meet by shoplifting. When Osamu and his son [...]

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 [...]

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  • That moment when you find out PAIN AND GLORY is opening at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend.
    October 16, 2019
  • The ballots were submitted, the votes were cast and the numbers have been tallied. The recipient of the Gigi Guermont Audience Award for the 2019 Gems Film Festival is THE TWO POPES! Runner-Up: PARASITE 2nd Runner-Up (Tie): HONEY BOY DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
    October 14, 2019
  • The final day of the 2019 Gems Film Festival is here. Going out with a bang! 🧨
    October 13, 2019
  • Here’s the personalities that will make up the panel following today’s screening for @swallowmovie at Gems 2019: 🧿 @woahitsjuanito @flamingclassics co-founder 🧿 @mantrae @flamingclassics co-founder⠀ 🧿 @sick__66 Dread Central contributor, @Seequels co-host
    October 12, 2019
  • It wasn’t enough for us to open Gems 2019 with a night dedicated to Pedro Almodóvar, so we decided to reveal the poster for the 2020 Miami Film Festival! Breathtakingly crafted by renowned Argentinian artist Juan Gatti, who also created our 2017 poster.
    October 11, 2019
  • 18 films. 1 hashtag. #gemsff
    October 10, 2019
  • Tonight. Nothing says Miami Film Festival like Pedro Almodóvar 💎 #gemsff
    October 10, 2019
  • SWALLOW is officially the most awarded + nominated movie of the 2019 Gems Film Festival. Discover the hype this Sat at @TowerTheaterMIA. A panel will follow the screening w/ @flamingclassics founders Juan Barquin + Trae Delellis + Dread Central contributor Alejandra Gonzalez.
    October 9, 2019
  • This Thursday, 18 wonderful stories will call @TowerTheaterMIA home for 4 magical days.
    October 7, 2019
  • RT @bmoviesd: Keanu just gets it.
    October 7, 2019
  • Our Almodóvar retrospective at @towertheatermiami continues today with BROKEN EMBRACES! 🎟 https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG
    October 4, 2019
  • One week away from Gems 😁 https://t.co/919r6KcAg4
    October 3, 2019
  • There is no weapon more dangerous than a camera. Filmmaker Ladj Ly pictured below in 2004 with his own. Ly’s contemporary take on LES MISÉRABLES plays at Gems 2019. Tickets: https://t.co/919r6KcAg4.
    September 30, 2019
  • Ain’t that the truth! @HansMorgenstern #PortraitOfALadyOnFire
    September 29, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • Our @neonrated Screening Series continues at @TowerTheaterMIA tonight with the sublime @monosfilm. Writer-director Alejandro Landes will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Tickets at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG 🦍
    September 26, 2019
  • Find a friend who looks at you the way that Antonio Banderas looks at Pedro Almodóvar. Happy 70th, Mr. Almodóvar!
    September 26, 2019
  • Our festival team is here to give you their personal recommendations for GEMS 2019. The third pick comes from director of events programming, Nicolas Calzada, with the acclaimed Aussie heart-warmer @TopEndWedding. Read on our blog: https://t.co/PTmK2RQ7to.
    September 24, 2019
  • “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