Acclaimed box office star, producer, and humanitarian Richard Gere opened the 34th edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival. The event took place on March 3, at the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami.

Richard Gere at the red carpet…

Gere arrived with his girlfriend, Spanish publicist, Alejandra Silva, and was greeted by a roaring crowd all eager to catch a glimpse of the star. He was also joined at the step-and-repeat by Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar who directed Gere’s latest film, Norman.

Q& A Session

Also, making an appearance were Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College (MDC), and Jaie Laplante, executive director of MDC’s Miami Film Festival.  More than 1,600 people gathered to watch the Q&A session.

The Q&A session took place just prior to the screening of the 117-minute, two-time Oscar-nominated film.

Champagne & Stars Opening Night!

Following the screening, Gere, Cedar and guests attended the CHAMPAGNE & STARS Opening Night Party, presented by Korbel at Miami’s Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building.

Since the start of the Festival, film buffs have been treated to 131 feature narratives, feature documentaries, and short films from 40 countries, including 22 world and international premieres, which will run until March 12, 2017

Finally, the Festival will close with an Awards Night Gala screening of the International premiere of For Your Own Good.

How to get tickets

The 34th Miami Film Festival will take place March 3-12, 2017.  Tickets are on sale now and available at Screening and seminar venues of the 34th Miami Film Festival include Olympia Theater, MDC’s Tower Theater, Regal Cinemas South Beach, O Cinema Miami Beach, The Colony Theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Faena Miami Beach Hotel, MDC Live Arts Lab, and The Screening Room.

Richard Gere Opened the 34th Edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival
Richard Gere and girlfriend Spanish publicist and activist
Alejandra Silva at the red carpet.. (Photo: Michele Eve Sandberg).
Richard Gere Opened the 34th Edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival
Second, Richard Gere and film Director Joseph Cedar at the red carpet. (Photo: AR Entertainment).

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