WAR STORY a film by Mark Jackson Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley, Hafsia Herzi USA | 90 min | drama | trailer English, Italian, French with English subtitles
Writer/director/editor Mark Jackson was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2011,” following his directorial debut, Without, which was featured in MiamiFF 29’s America the Beautiful program. In his second film, War Story, featured in MiamiFF 31’s America the Beautiful program this past March—Jackson takes us deep into the troubled world of another female protagonist; this time a war photographer named Lee (Catherine Keener) traumatized after a brutalizing experience in Libya. more...
The MIFFecito program will be announced on September 2nd. Stay tuned!
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SUPERB VIEWS, FILM AT PARK GROVE
view from Park Grove Penthouse Gallery
MiamiFF executive director Jaie Laplante reveals two MIFFecito films!
Last night, at the spectacular Park Grove Penthouse Gallery, Miami Film Society members, MiamiFF sponsors, Screening Committee members and Coconut Grove luminaries, celebrated the art of the short form. The evening featured a special screening of “Curfew”, writer-director Shawn Christensen’s 2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Live-Action Short. Luxury developers Terra Group and The Related Group have just signed on as sponsors of MiamiFF 2015's Shorts Competition in the name of their upcoming Park Grove condominium partnership. The Park Grove Shorts Competition will present a winning filmmaker with a $2,500 cash prize at MiamiFF32.
'CINEMA DO BRASIL'
Fabricio Bolivera & Isis Valverde in Brazilian Western
The 18th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, aka BRAFF, runs through this weekend at the Colony Theatre — view schedule. Next week, the 13th edition of the Brazilian “Oscars” (Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro), presented by the Brazilian Film Academy (Academia Brasileira de Cinema) takes place on August 26th at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Bald Mountain shares the lead with Rene Sampaio’s Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo, featured at MiamiFF31) with 13 nominations each. Also topping the list of Brazilian Oscar nominations is Hilton Lacerda’sTattoo (Tatuagem, also featured at MiamiFF31) with eight noms including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor. more...
The Fab Four return this weekend for encore screenings of the Beatles 1964 classic in beautiful 2K digital restoration. Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen.
The past two years the winning Shorts Competition titles have come from submissions; MiamiFF 2014: “A Big Deal”, directed by Yoyo Yao (China) and MiamiFF 2013: “Anna and Jerome”, by Mélanie Delloye (France). Submit your film for MiamiFF's 32nd Edition March 6-15, 2015! more...