The Miami International Film Festival will celebrate the founder of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival with the Lee Brian Schrager’s Culinary Cinema March 3 at Juvia, 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. A noon brunch will be followed by a 3 p.m. screening of Why Did You Leave?, Eric Belhassem’s film about French chefs decamping to Brazil, at the Regal South Beach across the street. Tickets for the meal and movie are $100 at miamifilmfestival.com. Also on the Schrager film menu: Oma & Bella March 4 and Meat Hooked March 9.
ABOUT THE FILM FESTIVALThe 30th annual Miami International Film Festival runs March 1-10 with more than 100 feature-length and short films from 41 countries.
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As it readies for its 30th event, the Miami International Film Festival is bigger, broader and more diverse than ever.
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Sarah Jessica Parker was no novice when she starred in 1995’s Miami Rhapsody. The actress, who began performing when she was nine, had already been part of the ensemble cast of the 1980s sitcom Square Pegs, danced her way through a small role in Footloose and played the love interests of Nicolas Cage and Steve Martin in Honeymoon in Vegas and L.A. Story, respectively. But Rhapsody marked a critical turning point in her career: Here, finally, was a film in which all the other characters revolved around her.
Miami Dade College is blowing out the doors for the 30th anniversary of the Miami International Film Festival, running March 1-10. The school, which presents the annual event, has lined up a whopping 117 feature-length and 12 short films from 41 countries, one of the largest slates in the festival’s history.