Joseph Cedar, Richard Gere and Jaie Laplante at the Norman premiere Joseph Cedar and Richard Gere Kim Parker Gordon and Thom Powers Kim Parker Gordon and Thom Powers Jimmy Jean Louis The 34th edition of MDC’s Miami Film Festival came to town March 3-12, welcoming more than 400 producers, filmmakers, stars and industry professionals to multiple venues across the Magic City. Showcasing over 100 films from 30-plus countries, the cinematic extravaganza is the only major film festival produced and presented by a college or university. This year included an impressive lineup of films starring Steve Buscemi, Gloria Estefan, Edward James Olmos, Virginia Madsen and a myriad of other award-winning actors. The Festival kicked off with the highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Joseph Cedar’s Norman, a U.S./Israeli co-production starring Lior Ashkenazi and Golden Globe-winner Richard Gere. Aurora Natrix Jimmy Jean Louis Javier Camara Kim Parker Gordon and Thom Powers Vanessa Lyon, Edward James Olmos Film buffs enjoyed a plethora of panels and film screenings throughout the festival. Gloria and Emilio Estefan with director Kenny Ortega Billy Corbin and Alfred Spellman DJ Africa at the “Behind the Curtain” party Natalia Oreiro Ronna Gradus, Rashida Jones, Thom Powers and Jill Bauer David Frankel Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson Rossy de Palma evening Rashida Jones Richard Gere, Alejandra Silva and Jaie Laplante Mauricio Sanchez, Elaine Lancaster, Gloria Estefan, Vincent De Paul, Noami Aguilera, Emilio Estefan and Roberto Escobar Rossy de Palma
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