Miami Indie Cinema Fall Preview: Miami Connection, For Ellen, Tom Wolfe, Bettie Page, and Beyond

Categories: Film and TV
Our Miami Connection prayers have been answered.
Good news for local indie film fans: Miami is flooded with a plethora of choices for the coming months.

See also:
- Samsara: A Stunning Film Meditation
- Miami Connection: The Best Trailer You'll See All Day

If you love cinema, the fall and early winter can be both the most rewarding and the most stressful times of the year. All the studios are trying to push out their films before year's end in order to qualify for the Academy Awards and ride the big holidays release schedule. Indie films don't stay too far behind, so whether it's a splashy musical en Español, an engaging art documentary, a drug-induced downward spiral, or a film about a cinema robbery, there is something for everyone's taste and more than a few surprises along the way.

Here's a quick run-down of just some of what awaits you this fall.

Bill Cosford Cinema
Hispanic Cinema reigns supreme in honor of October being Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Cinema Hold Up
A modern day caper, The Cinema Hold Up follows a group of down-trodden teens in Mexico who decide to rob their local movie theater in this methodically paced debut from Iria Gomez Concheiro which premiered at this years Sundance. Opening October 5.

La Yuma
A film chronicling the life of young woman who turns to boxing as a way of escaping the bleakness of her life in a poverty stricken Managua neighborhood. La Yuma marks the first feature film produced in Nicaragua in over two decades! Opens October 12.

Stars in Shorts
Most often, short films are relegated solely to film festival runs; if they're lucky, maybe they get some air time on the IFC channel. But this program put the short film in the spotlight by compiling a selection of them with, as the title says, some very big stars -- like Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Lily Tomilin, and Kenneth Branagh. Opening October 5.

Location Info


Bill Cosford Cinema

1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Film

Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Film

Miami Beach Cinematheque

1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Film

O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Film

Tower Theater

1508 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Film

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