A scene from I Want You, the opening night screening of the Recent Cinema from Spain Film Series
Kicking off this Thursday, the second annual Recent Cinema from Spain Film Series (November 8–11) is your chance to see the six biggest Spanish films of the year in one weekend. Opening night festivities for the four-day film series will include a red carpet gala and screening of I Want You (Tengo Ganas de Ti).
Based on a book series by Federico Moccia, I Want You is the sequel to the box office smash Three Steps Above Heaven. The plot follows protagonist Hache back to his native Spain, where he falls for the free-spirited Gin while battling personal demons. Other festival standouts include the animated feature Wrinkles (Arrugas) and 7 Days in Havana (7 Días en La Habana), the latter of which was created by seven international directors (including Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro).
Recent Cinema From Spain will also boast interactive discussions, talent appearances, and after-hours soirées. Festival passes ($45) include admission to all screenings can be purchased online at gusmancenter.org. The series is presented by EDEGA (Audio-Visual Producers' Rights Management Association), the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Miami International Film Festival. 174 E. Flagler St., Miami, 305-374-2444