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September 19, 2014


BEHAVIOR (Conducta)
a film by Ernesto Daranas
Cuba | 2014 | 100 min. | drama | trailer
Spanish with English subtitles

A Havana boy sent to reform school becomes the subject of a moral tug-of-war between generational ideologies in today’s Cuba. Preceded by "The Blue Car", a short film.

IN ATTENDANCE: director Ernesto Daranas and actor Héctor Noas

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Thursday, Oct. 16 @ 7:00 PM

1513 SW 8th Street, Miami
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Following the film, join us for a glorious throwback to Miami's heyday of jazz and gamblers, at the newly re-opened Ball & Chain across the street from MDC's Tower Theater on Calle Ocho.

CARMINA AND AMEN (Carmina y amén)
a film by Paco León
Spain | 2014 | 93 min. | comedy, drama
 | trailer
Spanish with English subtitles

The outrageous, larger-than-life Carmina Barrios is back in a chain-smoking, laugh-out-loud sequel to the 2012 Carmina or Blow Up (Carmina o revienta).

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Friday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 PM

I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT (Smetto quando voglio)
a film by Sydney Sibilia
Italy | 2013 | 100 min. | comedy | trailer
Italian with English subtitles

A group of post-graduate intellectual students apply their refined but completely unmarketable skills to the illicit drug trade, much to the chagrin of the local Mafia, in this witty comedy nominated for 12 Donatello Awards.

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 PM

a film by Mike Ott
USA | 2014 | 87 min. | drama | 
English & Spanish with English subtitles

Cecilia, a 10-year-old Mexican girl, crosses the border hoping to find a better life in the US, but her treacherous journey into the Promised Land will test her spiritual and physical fortitude.

IN ATTENDANCE: director Mike Ott

Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9:00 PM // Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 PM

LIFE FEELS GOOD (Chce sie zyc)
a film by Maciej Pieprzyca
Poland | 2013 | 107 min. | drama | trailer
Polish with English subtitles

Locked inside a body severely afflicted by cerebral palsy, a determined Mateusz fights for 26 years to communicate with the world.  Like My Left Foot, this film is based on a true story.

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 PM
Followed by Polish Reception at 8:00 PM (for all ticketholders)

PARADISE (Paraíso)
a film by Mariana Chenillo
Mexico | 2013 | 105 min. | romance | trailer
Spanish with English subtitles

Happy-go-lucky couple Carmen and Alfredo’s relationship begins to suffer when only one of them is able to shed pounds after joining a weight-loss program.

IN ATTENDANCE: director Mariana Chenillo

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 PM


Following her debut feature Nora’s Will (Cinco días sin Nora), award-winning Mexican director-writer Mariana Chenillo returns to MiamiFF to present her second feature film, Paradise (Paraíso) at MIFFecito.  more...

ROOT (Raíz)
a film by Matías Rojas Valencia
Chile | 2013 | 86 min. | drama | trailer
Spanish with English subtitles

Amalia embarks on a journey with nine-year old Cristóbal to search for the boy’s father after his mother suddenly passed away.

Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 PM // Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 PM

SPANISH AFFAIR (Ocho apellidos vascos)
a film by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
Spain | 2014 | 86 min. | comedy | trailer
Spanish with English subtitles

A love-smitten Seville man must pretend to be Basque in order to win the girl of his dreams, in this taboo-busting satire of the cultural divide between northern and southern Spain.

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 PM

a film by Khyentse Norbu
Bhutan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka | 2013 | 92 min. | drama |  trailer

Forbidden love between a Hindi dancer “married” to Krishna, and a young, handsome but lowly Muslim pottery apprentice, stir the senses in this lush visual feast.

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 PM

A Conversation with Moisés Kaufman
a film by Moisés Kaufman
USA | 2002 | 125 min. | drama, crime | 

Retrospective 4K digital screening and in-person conversation with director Moisés Kaufman of the landmark 2002 HBO film about the aftermath of Matthew Shepard’s murder in Wyoming.

IN ATTENDANCE: director Moisés Kaufman



SIDE BY SIDE: MDCULTURE STANDS AS ONE is a one-night complimentary event held at the MDC’s historic Freedom Tower, featuring performances, exhibitions, film screenings, the public unveiling of the 2014 Book Fair Poster, and the long-awaited Cuban Exile Experience & Cuban Diaspora Cultural Legacy Gallery at the Freedom Tower.

MiamiFF Program for the Evening of Friday, September 19
Freedom Tower (600 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami)

a film by Mat Kirby
USA | 20 min. | short, drama | trailer

Heather (Sally Hawkins), a shy woman who works in a helpline call center, receives a phone call from a mysterious man that changes her life forever.

6:00 PM – Opening Reception
6:05 PM – First screening of “The Phone Call” (MiamiFF31 Official Selection)
7:45 PM – Second screening of “The Phone Call” (MiamiFF31 Official Selection)
9:00 PM – Doors close

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Department of Cultural Affairs or MDCulture, is an institution of thought-provoking cultural programs including: Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF), MDC Live Arts, MDC Museum & Galleries of Art + Design, Teatro Prometeo, The Center @ MDC and MDC Koubek Center.

Invitación Noche de Clausura - 21hs

Noche de Clausura - Entrega de Premios

Los invitamos a partir de las 21hs en la Comedia de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Sala "Armando Discépolo", Instituto Cultural de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, para disfrutar de la Noche de Clausura de la 9° edición del FESAALP. Una noche vibrante para conocer las películas ganadoras de la secciones competitivas de Largometrajes y Cortometrajes Argentinos y Latinoamericanos, como así también de la categoría La Plata Filma. Una noche con muchas sorpresas + show musical de Shaman + Proyección de los cortometrajes ganadores.

A partir de las 21hs.

Los esperamos para seguir disfrutando del 9° FESAALP.