Tower Theater Presents International Film Series Earlier this spring, Miami Dade College’s historic Tower Theater was once again at the center of two big events showcasing independent and international films. In March, Miami Dade College and Tres Musas Producciones presented Eduardo del Llano’s three short, Spanish-language films: Brainstorm (2009), Casting (2013) and Arte (2015). After the showings, the renowned screenwriter and filmmaker answered audience questions. His satirical shorts have not received support from Cuba’s cultural department, nor have been distributed nationally, but they have amassed a cult following. In Brainstorm, the advisory committee of a newspaper decides whether or not news of a meteor killing more than a hundred Cubans should be on the front page. At the center of Casting are the trials and tribulations of a struggling actor, while humor abounds in Arte, which takes a satirical look at people who are more interested in a gallery’s free wi-fi than the art work. Also this spring , Tower Theater was the region’s best venue to catch foreign films nominated for Academy Awards in 2017. The Best Foreign Language Film series included nominees Toni Erdmann, The Salesman, Tanna, A Man Called Ove, and the exclusive, one-day-only Florida Premiere of Land of Mine. Tower Theater, one of Miami’s oldest cultural landmarks, opened in December 1926 as the finest state-of-the-art theater in the South. Under MDC’s auspices, Tower Theater continues to serve as a cinematic masterpiece.
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