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Film festival frenzy

Miffopening The 25th Miami International Film Festival kicked off last night with a screening of the excellent La misma luna (Under the Same Moon), which deserves to become a sleeper hit when Fox Searlight releases it theatrically in a couple of weeks.

Today, though, is when the festival really gets under gear, with simultaneous screenings at the Regal South Beach, Intracoastal, Cosford, Colony and Gusman theaters. My pick for today is Snow Angels, a drama about the overlapping fates of three couples in different stages of life that is by turns funny, harrowing and sad.

I'm looking forward to sitting down tomorrow for an interview with the film's director, David Gordon Green. In fact, I'll be doing little but working over the next 10 days. But it's the best kind of work I can imagine, so I'm not complaining.

Miff Here are some more reviews for films being shown this weekend, including which celebrities will be attending their respective screenings. If you've ever wanted to eyeball Demi Moore in the flesh, you'll have your chance on Sunday night.Visit www.miamifilmfestival.com for a complete lineup of films and showtimes. I'll be posting mini-reviews of movies I catch throughout the event on here. And let me know if you've seen something that I should check out.

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