From September 17th to 19th, Miami Beach Cinematheque will have for the first time a program dedicated to Latin American productions with a selection of three films from across the Americas showcasing the best of Latin American creative powers. Venezuelan biopic El Malquerido kicks off Mostra Latina, followed by Uruguayan LGBTQ comedy, Las Toninas van al este. Both films will screen on Sunday, September 17 at the Miami Beach Cinemateque. The third Latin film is O Gato de Havana, featuring a collaboration between Cuban and Brazilian producers screening on Wednesday, September 19 at the Cinematheque. The Latin series will count also with Silence of the Sky (2016), by Marco Dutra and the documentary Cinema Novo (2016), by Erik Rocha, winner of the L’Oeil d’Or at 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
And at Savor Cinema, the former Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Festival brings among other films the highest Brazilian grossing comedy film of all times My Mom Is A Character II (Minha mÃ£e Ã© uma peÃ§a II) (2016), by Cesar Rodrigues, winner of the 17th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, Indigo Child (Menina Indigo) (2017), by Wagner Assis, Beatriz (2015) by Alberto GraÃ§a and Behind the Sky (Por trÃ¡s do cÃ©u) (2016), by Caio SÃ³h.
From September 20th to 23rd, the Competitive screenings will be held at Regal South Beach 18 & IMAX. At the festivalâ€™s Closing Night the Crystal Lens Award will be given to the best feature film voted by audience followed by the screening of Elis (2016), by Hugo Prata. The life of Elis Regina, undoubtedly the greatest Brazilian voice of all time. The Closing Night FREE screening will take place in SoundScape Park at the New World Center with a screening of JoÃ£o, O Maestro, a film based on the life of Brazilian piano prodigy JoÃ£o Carlos Martins. #braff2017 #brazilianfilmfestival #BRAFFMIAMI #inffinito