GEMS 2019, the Miami Film Festival’s (MFF) fall showcase, will run from October 10th – 13th, 2019 at the Tower Theater Miami. GEMS was introduced in 2014 to extend MFF’s curatorial work to give South Florida access and to spotlight important fall releases. This year, audiences can view works by auteurs like Celine Sciamma, Bong Joon-Ho, Noah Baumbach, and François Ozon. GEMS will also highlight new voices, styles, and trends through filmmakers like Neus Ballus, Chinonye Chukwu, Alma Har’el, Carlo Mirabella-Davis and Ladj Ly.
Opening Night and Closing Night
The festival is set to kick off on opening night with legendary filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s highly anticipated Dolor y Gloría (Pain and Glory). The Tower Theater will be transformed into a gallery featuring Almodóvar’s classic film posters, images in vignettes and a post-screening gala party sponsored by Estrella Damm. Guests will enjoy the Estrella Damm photo station, offerings by master chef Ferran Adrià, fine wines at the Marqués de Riscal station, and a Spanish churro dessert station. As Spain’s official entry for the 2020 Academy Awards, this is a film you don’t want to miss.
Continue reading GEMS 2019: Miami’s Fall Jewel + Staff Picks
For poets autumn is a time of reflection and melancholy, but on college campuses fall is the season of fresh starts. This fall I am excited about what’s happening in our FIU classrooms, around campus, and in the Miami film scene. Continue reading From the Director: Welcome to the Fall Semester
For most of my childhood, the difference between “axe” and “ask” was unnoticeable. Although I hear many within my own African-American community more commonly use “axe,” I was often scolded for pronouncing it “wrong.”
However, this is one of many social misconceptions tackled in the documentary Talking Black in America, which will be showing Tuesday, September 24 at 6 PM in GC 140 on the FIU campus. As executive producer Walt Wolfram explains, ‘axe’ comes from an archaic form of English, while ‘ask’ is the more modern form of the word. He elaborates that its use by white folks would simply be seen as linguistic retention rather than mispronunciation. Continue reading Confronting Social Misconceptions in “Talking Black in America”
The second Panther Film Festival is tomorrow! On Thursday, April 18, 2019, join us in GC 140 at 7:00 PM to see the outstanding creativity of FIU’s student filmmaker community (Doors open at 6:00 PM)! Food and drinks will be available on a first come first serve basis! Celebrate the great cinematic work of FIUs student body with us!
The unity Boulevard Film series presented by the Historic Hampton House in partnership with the FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora studies and the Miami Jazz & Film Society continues with Belle January 17th at 6pm (Free to students with ID), for ticketing information click here.
Continue reading Historic Hampton House: Unity Boulevard Series Presents: Belle
The Second Annual Panther Film Festival will be here in April! Next Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the Film Studies Program will be hosting the first PFF Mixer of the Spring Semester from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the patio area behind the English Department (4th Floor of DM, directional posters will be available that day). Come by to learn more about the festival, how to enter a short film, and meet possible collaborators. Snack will be provided.
Continue reading The Second Annual Panther Film Festival is on its Way!
With the semester coming to a close, the director and our interns have come together to give you the movies they’re anticipating the most in the coming weeks!
Continue reading Film Studies Program Recommends… Winter 2018