Tom Gustafson's 'Mariachi Gringo' to Open Miami International Film Festival

8:02 PM PST 01/17/2012 by Gregg Kilday
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The 10-day event will also include Sebastian Borensztein's "Chinese Take-Away" and a tribute to actor Robert Loggia.

The Miami International Film Festival, which runs from March 2-11, will open with the world premiere of Tom Gustafson’s Mariachi Gringo, starring Shawn Ashmore as a young man from Kansas who falls in love with the mariachi lifestyle.

The 10-day event, which will showcase more than 100 films from 35 countries, will screen the U.S. premiere of Sebastian Borensztein’s Chinese Take-Away as its awards night film.

The fest will include a tribute to actor Robert Loggia prior to its screening of Sean Ackerman’s The Diary of Preston Plummer.

It will also introduce several new film sections, including: 4 World Directors to Watch; Spotlight on Quebec Cinema; Films for Youth; Cuba3; Mayhem; and Miami Mavericks.

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