The Miami Jewish Film Festival, one of the worlds largest and most respected Jewish film festivals and the largest Jewish cultural event in South East United States, kicked off its 20th iteration this past January 12th with an incredible roster of international films.
On the eve of the first day of the new semester, the Golden Globes held its 74th annual award show. It was a night of memorable, touching, and laughable moments. For those who were swamped with last minute preparations or just didn’t tune in, we’ve got you covered with a few of the highlights.
The Miami Jewish Film Festival is set to take over Miami for its 20th year. From January 12 to January 26, 2017, they will be hosting 64 films from 20 countries. Their special guests include Academy Award-nominee Nancy Spielberg, Emmy Award-winning director Roberta Grossman, Emmy Award-winning actor Stuart Margolin, and Goodwill Ambassador of Israel and sports legend Tal Brody.
The Film Initiative Underground has announced their first short film competition for the semester. The competition will give students the chance to make their own films and have their work seen by an audience. The winner will have their short film featured on the FIU Film Studies Program website! Continue reading FIU Club Announces First Short Film Competition→
The Miami International Film Festival is set to host GEMS, its annual fall mini-festival highlighting recent cinematic “jewels” such as Oscar contenders and award winners. The lineup features two foreign films set to compete for the Oscar: Toni Erdmann, a German comedy about a father-daughter relationship, and the Chilean Neruda, an account of the famous poet’s troubles in a politically fraught Chile. GEMS will be the first festival in Florida to screen these films. Continue reading MIFF’s Big Little Festival, GEMS, Set to Kick Off→
A vigorous discussion followed the screening of Ixcanul (2015, Guatemala and France) this past Wednesday at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. A diverse crowd, including community members, faculty, and students of local universities, and even a friend of the film’s director turned out for the latest in the “Talkback” series, a co-venture of the Cinema and the FIU Film Studies program.
CGAC’s Ben Delgado joins Andrew Strycharski during discussion
Join us for a screening and discussion of Ixcanul at the Coral Gables Art Cinema on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:45 PM. Dr. Andrew Strycharski, FIU director of Film Studies, will lead a conversation about the film to the audience.
In his debut feature, Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante tells the hypnotic story about Maria, a young Mayan woman who lives and works on a coffee plantation with her parents right beside an active Volcano in Guatemala. A marriage to a plantation overseer has been arranged for Maria, although she is not sure if she wants to abide by her family’s traditions any longer, and believes that a brighter future awaits her somewhere else. She sees that possibility in Pepe, a coffee cutter who plans on migrating to the US.