Bruce Weber's Liberty City Documentary Just Added to the Miami International Film Festival
|Still from Liberty City Is Like Paris to Me|
Only yesterday, MIFF organizers were still adding screenings. And the latest movie to make the cut is the new documentary Liberty City Is Like Paris to Me, by internationally famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. You would most likely recognize Weber's work from the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, or ads for megadesigners such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. But the 63-year-old has also spent significant time producing personal projects, including book-length photo essays and nonfiction films.
Liberty City Is Like Paris to Me is only Weber's latest step outside the realm of commercial fashion and publishing. Shot in January 2009, it's a 16-minute look at one of Miami's most troubled neighborhoods as it celebrates both Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration of Barack Obama. The film will screen twice as part of MIFF's Florida Focus program, opening for the Spam Allstars: Fuacata! doc. And Weber will personally attend the first screening.
Liberty City Is Like Paris to Me, Dir. Bruce Weber, 16 minutes, HD. Screening Thursday, March 11 at 9 p.m., Tower Theater (1508 SW Eighth St., Miami), and Sunday March 14 at 7 p.m., Regal Cinemas South Beach (1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). 305-405-MIFF; miamifilmfestival.com.