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College Forum Volume 17, Number 1 : Page 1

MIAMI DADE COLLEGEforum COLLEGE The Marvels of MIff Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts C elebrating its 30th anniversary as South Florida’s preeminent cinematic show-case, the 2013 Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) presented and pro-duced by Miami Dade College brings film lovers a luminous lineup of some of the best films from around the world during its March 1-10 run. To offer a rich overview of the Festival’s stellar three decades, MIFF cre-ated a Countdown Retrospective beginning in January and featuring one film from each of MIFF’s previous 29 years. Among the tars slated to attend these memorable evenings at the College’s acclaimed Tower Theater are Sarah Jessica Parker, at the reunion party for David Frankel’s 1995 film Miami Rhapsody, and filmmaker Bruce Weber, at the screening of his film Let’s Get Lost. From the Countdown, the Festival launches Director Lasse Hallström 10 days of action-packed excitement in March, featuring dozens of filmmakers, scores of movie stars and more than 70,000 attendees. The world-renowned Festival will feature more han 100 films, including an impressive number of firsts, with at least 20 world, international, North American and U.S. premieres. Continued on Page 16 Carlos Acosta in Day of The Flower Viggo Mortensen in Everybody Has a Plan Film Festival Opens 30th Year With Star-Studded Retrospective February 2013 • Volume 17 • Number 1 Sarah Jessica Parker Martina Gusmán and Ricardo Darín in White Elephant Everglades Invasion DC’s Freedom Tower received a wild makeover this winter as part of the MDC Museum of Ar + Design’s Foreverglades exhibition by William Sweetlove and Cracking Art Group. Presented in partnership with Rome-based Galleria Oro, the tribute to Everglades National ark drew thousands of visitors, who flocked to Miami for its renowned winter art fairs. Aida Folch and Jean Rochefort in The Artist and the Model

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