GEMS Counts Down for Miami Film Festival

It’s always exciting to see a trailer for a new movie release. If you’re one of those people who arrive at the movies early to catch the trailers or looking out for the newest film release, then the Miami Film Festival’s GEMS is where you need to be on October 13th-16th.

The entire festival is put on by Miami Dade College and is the only major film festival put on by a college or university, worldwide. They’ve been at it for roughly 34 years, where countless actors, actresses, producers and directors have found their launching pad. This year, the festival showcases the season’s finest and newest cinematic works, not far from Midtown Miami, during GEMS at MDC’s Tower Theater.

Miami Film Festival GEMS Midtown Miami

The Festival is showing 13 films over the course of the four-day festival. Among them being Certain Women, about three women living in rural Montana; The Salesman, about two Iranian actors who are producing the famous play Death of a Salesman and see the play in their own private lives; Christine, about a Florida TV reporter who committed suicide on the air; Don’t Call Me Son, about a young Brazilian man who learns he was stolen from his crib as an infant; Old Stone, about a taxi driver stranded in a nightmare, and many others.

These are grand visions of our humanity and what is becoming of us. This is a cinema that shows us life as novels and television cannot”

The films that will be shown will leave audiences wanting more, but there are two films that will be premiering that are the most anticipated documentaries of the year: Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger and Paul Dugdale’s The Rolling Stones Ole’ Ole’ Ole’: A Trip Across Latin America. “These are the movies that matter the most, right now. These are grand visions of our humanity and what is becoming of us. This is a cinema that shows us life as novels and television cannot,” said Miami Film Festival’s executive director, Jaie Laplante.

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Gimme Danger | Photo: Amazon Studios/ Magnolia Pictures

Gimme Danger takes audiences through Iggy Pop’s early performances as a member of The Stooges. It’s looked at as being funny, poignant, and candid. It’s directed by Jim Jarmusch who has also directed Stranger Than Paradise, Dead Men, Broken Flowers and Only Lovers Left Alive.

The Rolling Stones Ole’ Ole’ Ole’: A Trip Across Latin America is a documentary following the rock legends around South America as they toured the continent earlier this year, ending with their historical performance in Cuba.

There are a variety of tickets for the festival that include access to screenings and also special events. Tickets went on sale September 22, so it’s not too late to get yours. Purchase your tickets now.

 

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