- The Opening Night Film of the Festival’s $40,000 Knight MARIMBAS Award competition, supported by the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, and the Festival’s kick-off Marquee Series evening, will be The Weasels Tale (El cuento de las comadrejas), the new comedy from Argentina’s acclaimed Juan José Campanella (Oscar-winner for The Secret in Their Eyes in 2010). Campanella will present the film in person (March 7th).
- The Florida premiere of Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Resistance, a stirring drama of world-famous mime Marcel Marceau in his youth as an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance during World War II to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg plays Marceau, and the cast also includes Ed Harris and Edgar Ramirez, who also starred in Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone. The film will compete for the Knight MARIMBAS Award. (March 8th).
- The World Premiere of Reefa, a made-in-Miami film by Jessica Kavana Dornbush, that tells the true story of the 2013 tragic police taser death of 18-year-old graffiti artist Israel “Reefa” Hernandez in Miami Beach. Reefa will also compete for the Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award and the Knight MARIMBAS Award. Puerto Rican actor Tyler Dean Flores, destined for big things ahead, plays Reefa in a star-making performance. (March 12th).
- The Florida premiere of Us Kids, Kim A Snyder’s documentary about the creation and development of the March For Our Lives movement, spearheaded by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, following the 2018 mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at the Parkland, Broward County high school. The film will compete for the Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award and the Documentary Achievement Award. (March 13th).
Individual tickets for all Festival events will go on sale to the general public beginning Feb. 13th. Festival members have the opportunity for pre-buy. For more information, visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 1-844-565-6433 (MIFF) or 305-237-FILM (3456).