International Encore

The Miami International Film Festival’s second week features a bevy of fantastic films to soothe the indie-film-loving beast inside us all. Thursday’s films include Germany’s Young Goethe in Love, a Shakespeare in Love-style historical romp about Germany’s great poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe and his perilous and tragic tale of love and loss that inspired him to pen his masterpiece, The Sorrows of Young Werther. MIFF’s second week also features Magic City Memoirs, director Aaron J. Salgado’s love letter to Miami that tells the story of three private-school pals and their journey into the SoBe life of sex, drugs, and hip-hop. MIFF also closes things out with its Awards Night on Saturday, when it’ll screen the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Incendies. You can also catch encore screenings of James Marsh’s engrossing documentary Project Nim as well as Peter Stormare’s powerful performance in Small Town Murder Songs. The Miami International Film Fest runs through Sunday. Regular screening tickets cost $7 to $14. Call 305-405-6433, or visit for locations and screening times.
Thu., March 10, 2011