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Gems 2019 Opening Night

Special Events

10/10/2019 07:30 PM

Pedro Almodóvar’s highly anticipated Pain and Glory will open the 2019 GEMS Film Festival on Thursday, October 10 at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami.

The GEMS Opening Night event will transform MDC’s Tower Theater Miami into “Casa Almodóvar” with a gallery exhibit of classic Almodóvar film posters, images in vignettes, and a post-screening gala party, Sabor de Almodóvar, sponsored by Estrella Damm. Featuring characters from Almodóvar films at the Estrella Damm photo station, partygoers will enjoy the option of a classic Estrella Damm or Inedit, the premium varietal created by master chef Ferran Adrià. A Marqués de Riscal station will feature a fine selection of wines from the famous “City of Wine” in Spain’s Rioja region. Delicious Spanish classics toplined by offerings from Pairings by Tomás Cuadrado, with Covap jamón serrano, croquetas from Old’s Havana, escabeche from Sala’o, a delicious Spanish churro dessert station by Santo Dulce, and much more!

This party is sponsored by Estrella Damm, Marqués de Riscal, Pairings by Tomás Cuadrado, Covap,  Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina,  Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia, Santo Dulce! Churros and Azucar Ice Cream Company! 

Festival Policy:

All Sales Are Final. No Refunds. No Exchanges. No Replacements. Any applicable discounts must be applied before the transaction is complete. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend Festival parties. Management has the right to ask for ID to verify tickets. Use of personal electronic devices such as phones, computers, tablets, etc. inside the screening room is strictly prohibited. Use of any photographic, video, or audio recording devices inside the theaters without written permission of the management, is strictly prohibited. Search Policy: Purses, backpacks, satchels, and bags of any kind are subject to inspection, at Management’s discretion. Management has the right to refuse admission without a refund if a patron is not compliant with any of these policies. Should you require additional information, please contact

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