March 03 2014

A Week of Film: FrancoFest, "Je t'aime, Je t'aime", and Miami's International Film Festival

NEW YORK

Why simply release a new film when you can have an entire self-centered, multi-day retrospective coincide with the premiere? Probably because uber-prolific James Franco may be the only one to think of doing that. He's calling it FrancoFest. His new film INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., a re-imagination of lost "x-rated" footage from Cruising, will premiere amongst a swallow of other Franco films including, Spring Breakers, Howl, 127 Hours, and re-edits of Gus van Sant's My Own Private Idaho and My Own Private River.

March 5 – 13
IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue New York, NY
Click here for showtimes and tickets. $14

LOS ANGELES

Cinefamily kicked off a six-night screening last Friday of Je t'aime, Je t'aime, a masterpiece that chronicles the odyssey of Claude, a reluctant hero who volunteers to travel through time. Unfortunately the director, Alain Resnais, a member of the French nouvelle vague (New Wave) and most known for creating complex, intellectual films passed away on Sunday at the age of 91.

Monday, March 3rd: 7:30pm, 9:45pm
Tuesday, March 4th: 10:00pm
Wednesday, March 5th: 5:15pm
Thursday, March 6th: 8:45pm

Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Get tickets here! $12

MIAMI

The 31st Miami International Film Festival is kicking off this Friday, displaying 100 films from 40 countries. Our top three picks this year are ... drum roll please ...

  1. Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton - get tickets.
  2. The Immigrant starring Joaquin Pheonix - get tickets.
  3. Rob the Mob starring Andy Garcia - get tickets.


See the entire schedule here.

March 7 - 16
Multiple theaters around Miami.