The Miami Film Festival is so packed with premieres and events that some spillover is inevitable. As an extension of the spring festival, Gems presents the season’s most anticipated films, as well as discussions, parties, and special screenings. All of the selections are noteworthy, but highlights include the opening-night film, Call Me by Your Name, and Can’t Say Goodbye, a Spanish film depicting two sisters' divergent approaches to their father’s imminent death. A discussion with Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste, winners of last year’s Project Greenlight contest, will take place Saturday. 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami; 844-565-6433; Tickets cost $50 for the opening-night screening and party, $9 each for seminars, and $13 each for all other screenings.

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GEMS 2017: October 12-15

Our four-day fall film event, GEMS 2017, will unfold on October 12 – 15, 2017, at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami.

GEMS will provide Floridians and visitors with an exclusive specially curated program of new movies that will dominate award-season conversations, as well as international box office sensations and special discoveries. All of this is part of our countdown to the Festival’s 35th edition next March 9 – 18, 2018.

Past editions of GEMS attracted media celebrity stars such as Don Francisco, Kate del Castillo, Guillermo Francella, Rodrigo Santoro and Juan Pablo Raba, and filmmakers such as Pablo Trapero, Trey Edward Shults, Marcos Carnevale, and Patricia Riggen. Participating films seen by GEMS attendees months in advance of their subsequent Oscar wins and nominations included The Salesman, Toni Erdmann, Brooklyn, Youth, and Embrace of the Serpent.

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