Volume 4, Number 11 - March 4, 2014

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MIFF 2014 Highlights

By Crystal Esparza

Elsa & Fred

March 7     I     7:00 p.m.     I   Olympia Theater

The remake of the hit Spanish-Argentine film of the same name, tells the story of a widower who finds love again when he encounters his charming neighbor. The film will start off the MIFF 10-day event. Attending this North American premiere will be actors Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer as well as director Michael Radford.

Rob the Mob

March 15     I     7:00 p.m.     I   Olympia Theater

Director Raymond De Felita teams up with Andy Garcia for a Queens, NY based crime film about a young couple whose desire to marry leads them to rob rich mobsters. The film seems to promise a good time, with a Bonnie and Clyde-esque story. The talented duo will attend the premiere of  the  CINE DWNTWN special event.

Fading Gigolo

March 9     I     7:00 p.m.     I   Olympia Theater

Writer-Director John Turturro stars in his New York-based comedy about a florist turned gigolo managed by his friend Murray (Woody Allen). The screening will be preceded by a Career Achievement Tribute to actor-writer-director Turturro.

Open Windows

March 16     I     6:30 p.m.     I   Olympia Theater

Writer-Director Nacho Vigalondo attends MIFF this year with a technological thriller about a fan (Elijah Wood) who wins a contest to meet actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey).

Only Lovers Left Alive

March 11     I     9:30 p.m.     I   Regal South Beach Cinemas

The vampire love stories continue with Tom Hiddleston as a bloodsucking underground guitarist Adam who reunites with his lover Eve, played by Tilda Swinton.

The Immigrant

March 8     I     1:15 p.m.     I   Regal South Beach Cinemas

A polish immigrant travels to New York in the 1920’s in search of a better life but is tricked into the world of prostitution by burlesque theater-owner Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix). A top-notch performance is anticipated from Phoenix after his most recent role in the Oscar nominated film Her.

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