In March, artist Jean Marc Calvet was the subject of a documentary screened at the Miami International Film Festival that recounted his extraordinary life from street urchin to bodyguard, mobster to drug addict.
Today, the French-born Calvet, who lives in Nicaragua, is a painter whose work Miami Juice
has been selected as the official poster for the 30th edition of the festival, to be held March 1-10, 2013.
This is primarily a message of hope
go out of the dark and into the light! Calvet, 46, said about the painting via a press release issued Thursday evening by Miami Dade College, which presents the festival. The central personage is filled with cinematic references: projectors, stars, cameras, red carpet, outlaws, explosions, etc.
Executive director Jaie Laplante said Calvets painting is a perfect representation of the theme of next years anniversary festival: Every character under the sun.
Jean Marc has captured our emotions and anticipations as we complete our third decade and look forward with excitement to our fourth.
The lineup for the 2013 festival will be announced in January. For more information, visit www.miamifilmfestival.com