Filly Brown will have its Miami film premiere hosted by Hispanicize, and Miami International Film Festival and Pantelion Films on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at the Regal South Beach Stadium 18.
Filly Brown is the inspiring portrait of a young woman striving to find her voice – without compromising herself or the fate of her family. Majo Tonorio, aka, “Filly Brown,” played by Gina Rodriguez, is a young aspiring hip-hop artist from Los Angeles. With her mother, played by Jenni Rivera, in prison and her father, played by Lou Diamond Phillips, struggling to provide for his daughters, Filly knows that a record contract just may be the answer to her family’s financial problems. So when a record producer offers her a shot at stardom, she has to choose between selling out her dreams – or saving her family. Directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, Filly Brown is propelled by an exceptional cast featuring Lou Diamond Phillips, Academy Award nominee Edward James Olmos and the legendary Jenni Rivera in her final on-screen performance. Fueled by a fierce hip-hop score, Filly Brown heralds the arrival of Gina Rodriguez in the electrifying title role.
The red carpet event starts at 7:00PM with confirmed cast members and filmmakers attending include: Edward James Olmos, Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and co-directors Michael Olmos, and Youssef Delara. Other celebrities attending Alan Tacher (Despierta America), Lili Estefan (El Gordo y La Flaca), Carlos Calderon (El Gordo y La Flaca), and Maripily Rivera (Mira Quien Baila).
To purchase tickets to the premiere screening go to http://www.HispanicizeEvent.
Now in its fourth year, Hispanicize 2013 (#Hispz13) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation. Hispanicize 2013 brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos. Hispanicize 2013, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, April 9-13, 2013.
The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 31st edition March 7 – 16, 2014, is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 70,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. For more, visitmiamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-MIFF (3456).
“Filly Brown” is rated R by the MPAA.