Miami International Film Festival 2015

Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF), a program of Miami Dade College’s MDCulture, proudly unveiled today the official poster for the 32nd edition, featuring legendary writer, producer and director Orson Welles strolling the Miami Beach boardwalk in 1943. Adding a layer of Welles-ian mystery, the photographer of this remarkable 70-year-old image is unknown. So whodunit? The festival invites the public to help solve this mystery as it gears up for its international film premieres and festival activities taking place March 6 – 15, 2015.

The image of Welles walking in Miami Beach is a multi-dimensional thrill-ride of potential descriptors for locals: pride, nostalgia, iconography, legends, celebrities, classics, vintage, and the beauty of our beaches. The Festival’s dynamic (remarkable is repeated too many times) slate of films and distinguished filmmakers featured in the past 32 years illustrates that Miami has long been a mecca for the greatest artists of our time, filing in for inspiration, collaboration and relaxation, following in the footsteps of the giants who have come before.

Says MiamiFF Executive Director Jaie Laplante, “When we found this photograph of Orson, it was like multiple lightning bolts of yes; yes, let’s all bow to his mastery; yes, Miami’s allure has always attracted the famous; and yes, it would be an honor for the Festival to associate this vintage image with Miami’s passion for the arts and quality films.”

Renewed interest in Welles’ career and remarkable body of work – over an acclaimed theater, television and radio career, plus an unparalleled feature film slate that includes Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Othello, Touch of Evil, The Trial and Chimes of Midnight – has surged of late. In Spring 2015, documentarian Chuck Workman is releasing Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work of Orson Welles, featuring pristine film clips and behind the scenes video of the artist’s entire career.

And in May 2015, Welles’s last unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind, will finally be released after four decades of behind the scenes drama; a film which cinema buffs consider to be the most famous movie never released. A movie within a movie, The Other Side of the Wind chronicles the comeback attempt of an aging maverick director played by John Huston, with a supporting cast including Susan Strasberg, Lilli Palmer, and Dennis Hopper, with Peter Bogdanovich playing an up-and-coming director. While Welles obsessively worked on the film during the last 15 years of his life, successfully assembling 45 minutes of edited work print, original producer Frank Marshall and Peter Bogdanovich will finally finish cutting the film based upon Welles’s own notes, utilizing over 1,000 canisters of impeccably directed film Welles left in Paris before his death in 1985. The blessing for Marshall and Bogdanovich to do so finally earned Welles’ heirs permission when producers successfully argued that the film’s release would properly celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Welles’ birth.

 

Full Schedule (Click Description for TICKETS & more information) :

 

When Description Venue
February 28th , 7:00pm PRE-FESTIVAL CUBAN FILM SERIES DIRECT FROM HAVANA: OPENING NIGHT COLLECTIVE SHOWCASE TOWER
March 1st , 5:00pm PRE-FESTIVAL CUBAN FILM SERIES DIRECT FROM HAVANA: JESSICA RODRÍGUEZ SHOWCASE TOWER 2
March 2nd , 7:00pm PRE-FESTIVAL CUBAN FILM SERIES DIRECT FROM HAVANA: MARCEL BELTRÁN SHOWCASE TOWER 2
March 3rd , 7:00pm PRE-FESTIVAL CUBAN FILM SERIES DIRECT FROM HAVANA: CARLOS M. QUINTELA SHOWCASE TOWER
March 4th , 7:00pm PRE-FESTIVAL CUBAN FILM SERIES DIRECT FROM HAVANA: CLAUDIA CALVIÑO SHOWCASE TOWER
March 5th , 6:50pm ORSON WELLES RETROSPECTIVE AT MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI Miami Beach Cinematheque
March 6th , 7:00pm WILD TALES OLYMPIA
March 6th , 7:00pm PARTNERS IN CRIME REGAL 18
March 6th , 7:00pm BEING EVEL O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 6th , 7:00pm A GIRL AT MY DOOR CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 6th , 7:30pm CINEMASLAM TOWER 1
March 6th , 9:30pm WHITE GOD REGAL 18
March 6th , 9:30pm Patrón Opening Night Party Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
March 6th , 9:30pm KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 6th , 9:30pm A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING preceded by THE BIGGER PICTURE CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 7th The 2nd Miami International Symposium on Chinese Cinema and Its Application in Chinese Language and Cultural Education MIAMI DADE COLLEGE NORTH CAMPUS
March 7th , 1:00pm THE FOOL O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 7th , 1:00pm TEA TIME CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 7th , 1:00pm Lunch at Juvia Miami Beach Juvia
March 7th , 1:00pm DIY DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PANEL TOWER 2
March 7th , 3:30pm CITY OF GOLD REGAL 18
March 7th , 4:00pm THE DINNER CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 7th , 4:00pm PACO DE LUCIA: A JOURNEY TOWER 1
March 7th , 4:00pm A SECOND CHANCE O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 7th , 6:30pm ON THE ROAD, SOMEWHERE TOWER 2
March 7th , 6:30pm IN THE GRAYSCALE REGAL 18
March 7th , 7:00pm UNCLE VICTORY TOWER 1
March 7th , 7:00pm THE STRANGER University of Miami Cosford Cinema
March 7th , 7:00pm THE PILGRIM – PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY OLYMPIA
March 7th , 7:00pm THE LOST AVIATOR preceded by THE LAST FLIGHT OF HUBERT LE BLON CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 7th , 7:00pm THE MUSES OF BASHEVIS SINGER O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 7th , 7:00pm SET FIRE TO THE STARS REGAL 17
March 7th , 9:00pm VOICE OVER preceded by 60 CANDLES REGAL 18
March 7th , 9:15pm MAGICAL GIRL TOWER 2
March 7th , 9:30pm THE FAREWELL PARTY O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 7th , 9:30pm SPRING REGAL 17
March 7th , 9:30pm CIUDAD DELIRIO CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 7th , 9:45pm SAND DOLLARS TOWER 1
March 8th , 1:00pm TEA TIME REGAL 17
March 8th , 1:00pm THIS IS MY LAND REGAL 18
March 8th , 1:00pm THE SALT OF THE EARTH O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 8th , 1:00pm THE LAND OF MANY PALACES preceded by MAALU TOWER 2
March 8th , 1:00pm BEST OF ENEMIES CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 8th , 1:30pm JESSICA RODRIGUEZ WORK IN PROGRESS TOWER 1
March 8th , 3:00pm MIAMI MANIFESTO CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 8th , 3:30pm VOICE OVER preceded by 60 CANDLES – TOWER 2
March 8th , 3:30pm THE LIAR REGAL 17
March 8th , 4:00pm ON THE ROAD, SOMEWHERE REGAL 18
March 8th , 4:00pm THE HOLDERS preceded by FREDDIE OF WYNWOOD O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 8th , 5:30pm WARSAW 44 TOWER 1
March 8th , 6:00pm LIFE IS SACRED CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 8th , 6:30pm THREE HEARTS REGAL 17
March 8th , 6:45pm THE LOST AVIATOR preceded by THE LAST FLIGHT OF HUBERT LE BLON TOWER 2
March 8th , 7:00pm TRIBUTE TO THE INDEPENDENT CUBAN FILMMAKER screening of THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY and ONSTAGE TRIBUTE PARTY OLYMPIA
March 8th , 7:00pm IRIS O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 8th , 7:00pm AURORA REGAL 18
March 8th , 8:30pm CUT SNAKE TOWER 1
March 8th , 9:30pm THE FOOL REGAL 18
March 8th , 9:30pm TANGO GLORIES CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 8th , 9:30pm PHOENIX O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 8th , 9:30pm MIAMI & FROM A DISTANCE SHORTS TOWER 2
March 8th , 9:45pm PACO DE LUCIA: A JOURNEY REGAL 17
March 9th , 4:00pm SCORE SOME POINTS ON THE ART OF FILM MUSIC COMPOSING WITH ANDREW LANCASTER HOSTED BY MIAMI COMPOSER CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA TOWER 2
March 9th , 6:30pm LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT REGAL 17
March 9th , 6:50pm FINDING GASTON TOWER 2
March 9th , 7:00pm UNCLE VICTORY CINEPOLIS
March 9th , 7:00pm IN THE GRAYSCALE CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 9th , 7:00pm THE STRONGEST MAN O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 9th , 7:00pm SUNSTROKES MDC’s Tower Theater, presented by Viendomovies
March 9th , 7:00pm HOT GIRLS WANTED REGAL 18
March 9th , 8:30pm Dinner at La Mar by Gastón Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami La Mar – Mandarin Oriental
March 9th , 9:00pm TOUGH AIN’T ENOUGH: CONVERSATIONS WITH ALBERT S. RUDDY TOWER 2
March 9th , 9:00pm 3 BEAUTIES REGAL 17
March 9th , 9:30pm THEY ARE ALL DEAD CINEPOLIS
March 9th , 9:30pm SCARLET INNOCENCE CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 9th , 9:30pm Hot Girls Wanted After-Party The Edition
March 9th , 9:30pm BLACK SOULS O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 9th , 9:30pm BEAUTIFUL YOUTH REGAL 18
March 9th , 9:45pm THIS IS WHAT IT IS TOWER 1
March 10th , 6:30pm TOUR DE FORCE REGAL 18
March 10th , 6:30pm MARCEL BELTRÁN- WORKS IN PROGRESS TOWER 2
March 10th , 7:00pm A CONVERSATION WITH CHERYL BOONE ISAACS O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 10th , 7:00pm THE FAREWELL PARTY CINEPOLIS
March 10th , 7:00pm THE RECORD MAN REGAL 17
March 10th , 7:00pm FLOWERS preceded by SHE BOUGHT IT IN ZARAUTZ TOWER 1
March 10th , 7:00pm EAST SIDE SUSHI CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 10th , 9:00pm Dinner at SushiSamba Coral Gables SushiSamba
March 10th , 9:15pm BEFORE WE ARE FORGOTTEN TOWER 2
March 10th , 9:30pm WEEKENDS IN NORMANDY O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 10th , 9:30pm AURORA CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 10th , 9:30pm LADYGREY CINEPOLIS
March 10th , 9:30pm FELIX AND MEIRA REGAL 18
March 10th , 9:30pm Knight Foundation Presents: Every Character Under The Moon celebrating The Record Man and Florida Filmmakers The Betsy South Beach
March 10th , 9:45pm THE DINNER REGAL 17
March 10th , 9:45pm INNOCENT KILLERS TOWER 1
March 11th , 4:00pm MASTERING CINEMATOGRAPHY WITH ALAIN CHOQUART TOWER 2
March 11th , 6:30pm SUNSTROKES REGAL 17
March 11th , 6:30pm SAINT LAURENT O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 11th , 6:45pm LADYGREY TOWER 2
March 11th , 7:00pm BLACK SOULS CINEPOLIS
March 11th , 7:00pm NATURAL RESISTANCE REGAL 18
March 11th , 7:00pm INVASION CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 11th , 7:00pm 13 MILLION VOICES TOWER 1
March 11th , 8:45pm Dinner at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Quattro
March 11th , 9:00pm PREGGOLAND REGAL 17
March 11th , 9:30pm THEY ARE ALL DEAD CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 11th , 9:30pm THE STRONGEST MAN TOWER 1
March 11th , 9:30pm HOT GIRLS WANTED REGAL 18
March 11th , 9:30pm 3 BEAUTIES CINEPOLIS
March 11th , 9:30pm Desserts + Directors The Thompson
March 11th , 9:45pm INNOCENT KILLERS TOWER 2
March 11th , 9:45pm EASY SEX, SAD MOVIES O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 12th , 6:30pm FLOWERS preceded by SHE BOUGHT IT IN ZARAUTZ CINEPOLIS
March 12th , 6:30pm LOS HONGOS REGAL 17
March 12th , 6:30pm CLAUDIA CALVINO – HOTEL NUEVA ISLA TOWER 2
March 12th , 6:50pm CITIZEN KANE Miami Beach Cinematheque
March 12th , 7:00pm FELIX AND MEIRA CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 12th , 7:00pm REWINED REGAL 18
March 12th , 7:00pm KAMIKAZE OLYMPIA
March 12th , 7:00pm THE WIZARD TOWER 1
March 12th , 7:00pm DAWG FIGHT O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 12th , 9:00pm Dinner at Macchialina Taverna Rustica Macchialina Taverna Rustica
March 12th , 9:00pm BUTTERFLY REGAL 17
March 12th , 9:15pm TOUR DE FORCE TOWER 2
March 12th , 9:30pm VENICE preceded by THE WINDOWS TOWER 1
March 12th , 9:30pm The Standard Affair The Standard
March 12th , 9:30pm THE OBSCURE SPRING CINEPOLIS
March 12th , 9:30pm ARCHITECTURE OF COLOR preceded by PAPA MACHETE and THE SUN LIKE A BIG DARK ANIMAL REGAL 18
March 12th , 9:30pm GUIDANCE CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
March 12th , 9:45pm BLUE BLOOD O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 13th , 6:30pm THEEB TOWER 1
March 13th , 6:30pm BLUE BLOOD CINEPOLIS
March 13th , 6:30pm THE PRICE OF FAME REGAL 18
March 13th , 6:30pm PANAMA CANAL STORIES O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 13th , 6:30pm EVERYBODY LEAVES OLYMPIA
March 13th , 7:00pm SOMEONE ELSE TOWER 2
March 13th , 7:00pm POSTHUMOUS REGAL 17
March 13th , 9:15pm CIUDAD DELIRIO TOWER 2
March 13th , 9:30pm EASY SEX, SAD MOVIES REGAL 18
March 13th , 9:30pm SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 13th , 9:30pm PREGGOLAND CINEPOLIS
March 13th , 9:30pm PLAYING LECUONA OLYMPIA
March 13th , 9:45pm SHREW’S NEST TOWER 1
March 13th , 9:45pm IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER REGAL 17
March 14th , 1:00pm THE HOLDERS preceded by FREDDIE OF WYNWOOD TOWER 1
March 14th , 1:00pm IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER CINEPOLIS
March 14th , 1:00pm PRODUCING IN FLORIDA AND BEYOND 3 TOWER 2
March 14th , 3:30pm VENICE preceded by THE WINDOWS REGAL 18
March 14th , 4:00pm THE OBSCURE SPRING REGAL 17
March 14th , 4:00pm ARCHITECTURE OF COLOR preceded by PAPA MACHETE and THE SUN LIKE A BIG DARK ANIMAL TOWER 2
March 14th , 4:00pm POSTHUMOUS CINEPOLIS
March 14th , 4:00pm LOS HONGOS O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 14th , 4:00pm 13 MILLION VOICES TOWER 1
March 14th , 6:30pm PANAMA CANAL STORIES TOWER 2
March 14th , 6:30pm BEN’S AT HOME REGAL 18
March 14th , 7:00pm PHOENIX REGAL 17
March 14th , 7:00pm LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 14th , 7:00pm WEEKENDS IN NORMANDY TOWER 1
March 14th , 7:00pm SIDETRACKED OLYMPIA
March 14th , 7:00pm A HARD DAY CINEPOLIS
March 14th , 9:30pm THREE HEARTS TOWER 2
March 14th , 9:30pm THE PRICE OF FAME O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 14th , 9:30pm WHITE GOD REGAL 18
March 14th , 9:30pm Patrón XO IGLOO CAFÉ Awards Night Party The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building
March 15th , 3:00pm SAINT LAURENT REGAL 17
March 15th , 4:00pm SCARLET INNOCENCE O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 15th , 4:00pm BUTTERFLY REGAL 18
March 15th , 4:00pm A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING preceded by THE BIGGER PICTURE CINEPOLIS
March 15th , 6:30pm A SECOND CHANCE REGAL 17
March 15th , 6:45pm THEEB REGAL 18
March 15th , 7:00pm WARSAW 44 CINEPOLIS
March 15th , 7:00pm CUT SNAKE O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 15th , 9:00pm THE SALT OF THE EARTH REGAL 17
March 15th , 9:30pm TANGO GLORIES O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH
March 15th , 9:30pm A GIRL AT MY DOOR REGAL 18
March 19th , 6:50pm ORSON WELLES RETROSPECTIVE AT MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: OTHELLO Miami Beach Cinematheque
March 26th , 6:50pm ORSON WELLES RETROSPECTIVE AT MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE: TOUCH OF EVIL Miami Beach Cinematheque

 

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