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; gems2017.miamifilmfestival.com. Tickets cost $50 for the opening-night screening and party, $9 each for seminars, and $13 each for all other screenings.
The Miami Film Festival is so packed with premieres and events that some spillover is inevitable. As an extension of the spring festival,