Miami's Urban Film Festival kicks off in historic Overtown

Films explore gun violence in streets of Miami, love in reality TV

By Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI - Miami's Urban Film Festival brings five days of events to promote local talent on Labor Day Weekend. 

The event kicked off with a party at the historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave., in Miami's Overtown on Thursday. And the opening night film, Fade Away, screened at the theater on Friday night. 

The festival's red carpet events, film screenings and Monday's award ceremony are at the Lyric Theater. 

A Miami Love Story, a film about the cultural divide among Haitians and Dominicans in Miami, will be showing on 7 p.m., Saturday and Love and Reality, a film about a reality television show, will be showing at 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

Workshops for aspiring filmmakers are at the Overtown Performing Arts Center, 2074 NW Third Ave., and at the Florida Film House, 570 NW 26 St., in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.

General admission for the films is $25, workshops are $50 and the festival's full access pass is $100

Watch the trailers






FADE AWAY - Friday



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