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MDC’s Tower Theater to Launch Commercial Release of Paraiso

Adrian Mas

Actor Adrian Mas of Paraiso

Miami, September 22, 2010 - As part of its premier international programming, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater will present the commercial release of Paraiso, a film by renowned Cuban-American director León Ichaso, who will participate in the first screening on Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 p.m.

Filmed entirely in Miami, Paraiso tells the story of a Cuban rafter with a dark past, and his struggles while trying to adapt to a new society and make a living the only way he knows how. The film has had a successful run in festivals around the world, including the acclaimed Miami International Film Festival, produced and presented by MDC. 

Paraiso is part of a trilogy (following El Super and Azúcar Amarga, or Bitter Sugar). The film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles. 

Showtimes for Paraiso:   

Friday, Sept. 24, at 4:20 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25, at 4:20 p.m., 9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m., at 6:40 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:40 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4:20 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m.

Tickets for the film are $6 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and members of the Miami Film Society.

For more information and movie times, please call 305-642-1264, or visit the Tower Theater website at    


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