Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grab your popcorn: Miami International Film Festival Kicks Off

With Oscar season behind us, we’re happy our cinema (and popcorn) fix will be met with the Miami International Film Festival kicking off tonight.

Running through March 16th, the annual film festival features over 100 feature length and short films from all over the world. Supported by the Knight Foundation, over the years the festival has evolved into one of Miami’s most influential cultural events – garnering worldwide recognition and luring in international talent. With film selections from Spain, Mexico, Russia, Germany, China and more, there’s something for everyone.

elsafredThe festival kicks off tonight at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with a screening of Elsa & Fred directed by Michael Radford. Starring Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine and Oscar nominated Christopher Plummer, the North American premiere follows the blossoming romance between two widowed neighbors. No official trailer out yet, but it is a remake of the hit Spanish film of the same title (watch trailer here).

Check out the full program here. If the program feels a bit overwhelming, take a page from our book and play a quick game of eeny, meeny, miny, moe. The committee’s carefully curated selection means there is hardly room for disappointment.

PRO-TIP: If tickets are sold out to a showing, make sure to stay on standby as empty seats are sold 10 minutes before the screening begins.

For ticket info and venue locations (keep in mind, there are six screening locations throughout Miami) visit:


Happy watching!

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