Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, highlighted its 30th anniversary celebrations with a “cast reunion” and screening of a film from 1995’s festival, “Miami Rhapsody”, directed by David Frankel, as part of MIFF’s month-long Countdown Retrospective series. Special guests included cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeremy Piven and Carla Gugino, who joined Director David Frankel for the evening, which started with a 35mm screening. After the screening, the “cast reunion” continued with a party at The Coral Gables Country Club, where guests enjoyed cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, as well as champagne by Premiere.
Miami Rhapsody is a clever romantic comedy set in Miami about the infinite perils, and possibilities, of marriage in the mid-nineties. Director David Frankel, who also penned the screenplay, follows in the footsteps of Woody Allen in using introspective dialogue to detail the romantic troubles of a wealthy, neurotic Jewish family. Shot locally, the film features locations such as Vizcaya, Lincoln Road, and Bal Harbor Shops, and plays like a colorful love letter to the city of Miami.