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March 12, 2010
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Miami International Film Festival
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(BPRW) Andy Garcia Family Drama, Anchor Bay's City Island Set for Gusman Gala Premiere March 12 at the Miami International Film Festival

- The Oscar and Emmy nominee and Miami resident will walk the Red Carpet at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with his daughter and co-star, Dominik García-Lorido -

(BLACK PR WIRE) Miami, FL – March 8, 2010 – Miami hometown favorite Andy Garcia brings his latest film, the family drama Anchor Bay’s City Island from Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Raymond De Felitta, to the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts on Fri., March 12 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival, which is presented and produced by Miami Dade College.

Born in Havana, Garcia’s family left Cuba and settled in Miami when he was 5 years old. He attended both Miami Dade College and Florida International University, where he studied acting before launching his celebrated acting career. He earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1991 for The Godfather: Part III and multiple Emmy nominations in 2001 for the HBO Films drama For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. A longtime friend and supporter of the Miami International Film Festival, Garcia has screened several of his films at the festival in recent years: Cachao: Uno Más (MIFF 2009), The Lost City (MIFF 2006) and Modigliani (MIFF 2005).

WHO: Andy Garcia, star and producer of City Island; Dominik García-Lorido, supporting actress of City Island; Raymond De Felitta, director, screenwriter and producer of City Island; Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president, Miami Dade College; Vivian Donnell Rodriguez, executive director, Cultural Affairs Department, Miami Dade College; and Tiziana Finzi, artistic director of the Miami International Film Festival.

WHAT: The 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) premiere of City Island. Synopsis: Meet the Rizzos, a family of liars who might get along better if they could just tell each other the truth. Starring Andy Garcia and Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Julianna Margulies (ER, The Good Wife), this touching tale about past secrets compromising present lies confirms that nobody’s perfect, least of all your loved ones.

WHEN: Fri., March 12. Gusman Gala Red Carpet starts at 6:30 p.m. Screening time: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 East Flagler St., downtown Miami.

For more information and to RSVP for the RED CARPET of this event please contact Rogers & Cowan, Miami Dade College or MIFF contacts above.