Miami Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup

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Miami Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup

Miami Film Festival yesterday announced that its 2020 edition will open with The Burnt Orange Heresy.

The film is based on the 1971 art-noir novel by Charles Willeford of the same name. Director Guiseppe Capotondi has reimagined the original story, along with screenwriter Scott Smith. Notably, it includes a cast of Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Debaki and Claes Bang. [Main Image: Miami Film Festival, Flickr].

Miami Dade College’s Festival commences on March 6 for the 37th edition. Running until March 15, there will be over 125 features, documentaries and short films on display. These will also range from over 30 different countries.


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The Burnt Orange Heresy initially premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 7, 2019. However, its appearance on the opening night of the Miami Film Festival will mark its full release in the United States.

On top of this, the festival will play a 30th-anniversary screening of Miami Blues, the 1990 adaptation of another Willeford novel. This follows a month-long tribute to the author


Miami Film Festival’s closing feature will be Mucho Mucho Amora documentary about the acclaimed Puerto Rican astrologist Walter Mercado. It has been acquired by Netflix and since been premiered at Sundance Film Festival on 24 January.


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Festival director Jaie Laplante said: “There will be no better way to wrap up our 37th year of sharing our love for cinema and Miami than with Cristina and Kareem’s sharing of the incredibly positivity and love that the life of Walter Mercado represents.”

Miami Film Festival takes place from March 6-15 at Miami Dade College. For more information, as well as tickets (general admission $13) head to the festival’s website

Practical information

6-15 March
General Admission $13
Concessions $10

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