“Movies under the Stars” to launch in Miami

MIAMI’S ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT AND MIAMI DADE COLLEGE’S MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTNER TO INTRODUCE “MOVIES UNDER THE STARS” SERIES
Series to take place at CANVAS Condo’s Sales Center’s Idyllic Outdoor Courtyard

MIAMI, Fla. January 13, 2015- NR Investments (NRI), a Miami-based developer and pioneer behind the burgeoning Arts + Entertainment District of Greater Downtown Miami, announced today an exciting partnership with  Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival. As part of the partnership, the Festival is introducing “Movies Under the Stars”, a series to take place in the A+E District at CANVAS (90 NE 17th Street).

The complimentary series will kick-start Miami International Film Festival’s 32nd edition happening on March 6-15, 2015. The NR Investments and the Festival partnership will launch the series on January 22nd with the film Vinyl Days (Días de vinilo) directed by Gabriel Nesci.  This Argentine/Colombian male romantic comedy made its US theatrical debut in Miami and received rave reviews during its international circuit run.

On February 26th, Canadian film Café de Flore will screen. This film by director, screenwriter and editor Jean-Marc Vallée, is a dramatic love story between both a man and a woman as well as a woman and her son. This film garnered thirteen nominations for the 2012 Genie Awards, an award ceremony that recognizes the best of Canadian films. Vallée also directed last year’s Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club.

“This partnership fully embodies our goal to make the district a hub of Arts + Entertainment,” said NRI Principals and Co-Founders, Ron Gottesman and Nir Shoshani. “The Festival fosters creativity and expression, both of which we aim to cultivate within the area.”

“The film series reflects our goal to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development and excellence,” stated Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival, Jaie Laplante. “Provoking thought through film aligns with NR Investment’s mission for the Arts + Entertainment District, and we are excited to be a part of the transformation.”

The complimentary screenings are open to the public, and visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs. RSVPs are required – please email RSVP@AEDistrictMiami.com to reserve.  

About NR Investments
NR Investments (NRI) is a fully integrated and privately held real estate investment company and the visionary behind the burgeoning Arts + Entertainment district of Greater Downtown Miami. NRI holdings include large-scale office buildings, condominium and rental building developments, commercial shopping centers, and multi-family housing located around the world. Helmed by its two principals, Ron Gottesman and Nir Shoshani, NRI has acquired more than 5,000 commercial and residential units since its inception and currently has approximately one million square feet of rental and converted office condominium product on the market. NRI’s mission is to create neighborhoods, shape cityscapes and foster a sense of community amongst residents and visitors alike. As such, the firm focuses on property repositioning by acquiring underperforming buildings in high visibility locations and rehabilitating them to their fullest potential through extensive renovation and management restructuring, and converting leased office space to for-sale office and condominium product. For more information, visit www.nrinvestments.com or call (305) 625-0949. 

About Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival
Celebrating its 32nd annual edition March 6 – 15, 2015, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. Miami International Film Festival’s special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory. The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Major sponsors of the 2015 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus and Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit www.miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM(3456).

About MDCulture
MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC). Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design. MDCulture is committed to providing its community with the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. For more information, visit www.mdculture.org.

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