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Film Festival Selects The Rum Diary
Miami Beach Film Festival Selects The Rum Diary

Miami Beach's Hispanic Film Festival on Lincoln Road will be screening The Rum Diary, the iconic 2011 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's rum-soaked novel starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi as a group of misbegotten journalists and scoundrels who live hard and drink even harder during an assignment in 1960s-era Puerto Rico.

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Miami is one of Latin America's top-rated travel destinations with its top restaurants, world-class nightlife and beautiful beaches.

Lincoln Road Mall will be the home of the Hispanic Film Festival and stands at the very heart of South Beach, providing an upscale shopping and dining environment that is accessible on foot from hundreds of Collins Avenue hotel rooms ranging in style from simple to sublime! Best of all, getting around town is as easy as hopping onto one of hundreds of short-term beach cruiser Deco Bikes stationed at rental kiosks all over the city.

Frequent domestic and international flight service is available to both Miami International Airport as well as the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Transfers via the Airport Flyer Bus (which travels from Miami Airport to Miami Beach) start at just $2.35 per rider.

Drawing many parallels to our own glittering resort community, the stretches of white beaches and iconic hotels that serve as a backdrop for the film make it so popular with Miami audiences, particularly our Puerto Rican residents who found themselves drawn to the movie's breathtaking cinematography. Unlike scenes in the Godfather Trilogy (which were set in pre-Castro Cuba but filmed in Santo Domingo), the breezy vistas of Puerto Rico featured in The Rum Diary truly resonate with moviegoers.

Currently in the planning stages, Miami Beach's Hispanic Heritage Film Festival will celebrate the cast and crew of The Rum Diary at the Regal South Beach Cinema on Lincoln Road Mall. The festival celebrates the best in Hispanic Media and Film. The festival will showcase the works of emerging Hispanic filmmakers in the United States and Latin America and provides positive images of the diversity and spirit of the entire community.

Walking Tours are scheduled throughout Art Deco South Beach that will highlight the locations used in many popular film and television series. In Miami, five Spanish-language soap operas are currently in production along with commercials, magazine spreads and televisions shows - pumping $250 million into the local economy. Fans of Burn Notice, Magic City and Dexter can credit the stewardship of the Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development's Office of Film and Event Production Management which works to ensure the growth and stability of every aspect of the entertainment industry in Miami Beach.

Miami is a truly bilingual city welcoming Spanish-speaking residents and visitors from across the globe. A gateway to the Americas, the city is a popular tourist destination for travelers from Central and South America, the Caribbean Islands, as well as Portugal and Spain. As preparations continue for Miami Beach's Hispanic Heritage Film Fest, we're very excited to share updates about the early planning stages of this exciting film event. Stay tuned for future announcements as well as related events in the arts.

 
Johnny Depp The Rum Diary
 
Directors: Bruce Robinson
Producers: Johnny Depp
Graham King
Christi Dembrowski
Anthony Rhulen
Robert Kravis
Screenplay: Bruce Robinson
Starring Johnny Depp
Aaron Eckhart
Michael Rispoli
Amber Heard
Richard Jenkins
Giovanni Ribisi
Music: Christopher Young
Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski
Editing: Carol Littleton
Studio: GK Films
Infinitum Nihil
Film Engine
Distributor: FilmDistrict
Release date:
October 28, 2011
Running time: 120 minutes
 
Johnny Depp Amber Heard The Rum Diary