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You've exhausted every single fashion documentary on Netflix. Now what? You get out of your sweatpants, put on your Wednesday or Thursday night best and head to South Beach Cinemathique for the third annual Miami Fashion Film Festival.
Kicking off tomorrow, the festival features two days of films, panels, exhibitions, parties, and more aimed at celebrating the films and filmmakers that explore the art, culture, and business of fashion. Oh, and Racked is involved. More on that below.
The festival kicks off with Surreal Style: A Fashion Photo & Art Collage Exhibit by Deming King Harriman at 8pm. The event is accessible with a festival pass or by invitation, but the bulk of the festival takes place on Thursday night with two separate screening events. The first runs from 7 to 8:45pm and is titled, "As History Reports It, A Film Retrospective and Panel Discussion," where this Racked Miami editor will be discussing the history of fashion journalism both on and off screen, along with Channel 10's Constance Jones, The Museum of Fashion founder Karen Valenti, and Kevin Wynn, public programs coordinator for The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Archives.
But first, you'll watch 15 creative short films, documentaries, and narratives about fashion and culture produced by brands and international filmmakers. Topics include Dries Van Noten, Revlon, and fashion irony by Tarino Valentino. This is just brushing over the list though. Following this event is the second screening, which includes an awards ceremony announcing the best fashion films of the festival in more than 20 categories. Tickets for each screening is $10, however a full festival pass, which gets you access to both screenings, the opening party on Wednesday, and the closing party at the Freehand on Thursday, is $45.