MIFF’s Big Little Festival, GEMS, Set to Kick Off

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.

Other showcased films include U.S. premieres Inseparables, from Argentina, and the Spanish Kiki, Love to Love. The Rolling Stones: Ole Ole Ole  is a documentary dealing with the band’s recent tour of Latin America, while Christine is a biograph based on the story of Florida reporter Christine Chubbuck and her suicide on live TV.

Two films directed by Miami filmmakers also feature prominently: Kelly Reichardt‘s Certain Women and Iggy Pop‘s documentary Gimme Danger.

Audiences will have a chance to meet Marcos Carnevale, director of the previously mentioned Inseparables, as well as actors Aml Ameen and Darrell Britt-Gibson from the drama Soy Nero.

GEMS will take place from October 13 to October 16 at Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135. To see the full slate of events and purchase tickets, please visit the GEMS’ homepage on the Miami International Film Festival’s website. For any other questions, check out the FAQ.