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“Looking For Eric” Kicks Off the 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival Presented and Produced by Miami Dade College

Opening Night Party at the college’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower
Gusman MIFF 2010

Miami, February 22, 2010 - The east coast premiere of director Ken Loach’s “Looking for Eric” starring world-famous Manchester United football player Eric Cantona raises the curtain opening night Friday, March 5, 2010 for the 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) presented and produced by Miami Dade College.   The president of Miami Dade College, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, and other college officials will be on hand at the historic Gusman Theater in downtown Miami to celebrate the beginning of the 10-day Festival, which showcases some of the world’s finest cinema from filmmakers across the globe.

WHO:             Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president, Miami Dade College; Vivian Donnell Rodriguez, executive director, Cultural Affairs and Resource Development at Miami Dade College;  and Tiziana Finzi, artistic director for the Miami International Film Festival

WHAT:          27th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) opening night film “Looking For Eric” directed by Ken Loach starring Eric Cantona. Highlighting the escape from life’s trials that soccer and its heroes offer fans, Ken Loach’s film, “Looking for Eric,” presents a middle aged postman whose mundane life is in crisis.  At his weakest moment, he hallucinates and then receives transformative life coaching from hisidol and namesake, the famously philosophical French footballer, Eric Cantona. 

WHEN:          Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Screening: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
                       174 East Flagler Street
                        After Party: Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
                        600 Biscayne Boulevard

For more information and to RSVP for this event please contact Rogers & Cowan, Miami Dade College or MIFF contacts below.

Joanne Schioppi, Rogers & Cowan
212-445-8416 / 917-853-7484
jschioppi@rogersandcowan.com

Dana Ballestero, Miami International Film Festival
305-237-7276 / 305-244-9112
dana@miamifilmfestival.com

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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