The Festival in September 2017 will continue its 21-year tradition of screening the most recent productions from Brazil in Miami welcoming residents and visitors to access the Brazilian culture through films. From 1998 “Cinema on the Beach” to the screenings at the New World Symphony SoundScape’s park, supported by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami Beachand the Cultural Affairs Council the event has consolidated a solid and successful format throughout the years.
In 2017 the anticipated Opening Night in collaboration with the New World Center at the SoundScape Park on September 16 is the highlight of the Festival with a free admission screening of “João, o maestro” (2017) by director Mauro Lima about João Carlos Martins, a Brazilian pianist and orchestra conductor, celebrated as one of the greatest interpreters of Bach. The New York Times wrote, “Maestro Martins has lived a life of renown, challenge, tenacity and triumph sufficient to fill a lively memoir”.
Festival will continue from September 17 to 19 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque screening Latin America films in co-production with Brazil, and from September 20 to 23 the Competitive screenings will be hosted this year at Regal South Beach 18 & IMAX. Films in competition are premieres in Miami and represent a diverse panorama of the latest Brazilian productions.
At the festival’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, is told in this biopic film with energetic and pulsating rhythm.
Inffinito Festival Circuit – No Limits For Brazilian Cinema.
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