Miami Film Festival Reveals 2016 GEMS Line-up
GEMS gets off to an energetic start, with The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé: A Trip Across Latin America opening the festival. This thrilling road documentary follows the legendary band on their 2016 South American tour, culminating with their historic concert in Cuba – something that should be of particular interest to Miami audiences.
Award winners include the Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, which took home the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
In the way of star power, two films stand out: Antonio Campos’ Christine, featuring actress Rebecca Hall in a star-turning performance as Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota TV news reporter who infamously committed suicide on air; and Miami-born filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women, a female-centric drama set in the American Northwest starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams.
Rounding out the line-up are sexy Spanish hit Kiki, Love to Love by Paco Leon; Chinese thriller Old Stone by Johnny Ma; Iggy Pop rock doc Gimme Danger by Jim Jarmusch; Inseparables by Marcos Carevale; Neruda by Pablo Larrain; Soy Nero by Rafi Pitts; and Don’t Call Me Son, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s follow-up to her 2015 global hit The Second Mother.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 23. For more information, visit: http://gems2016.miamifilmfestival.com/program/.