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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF37) will be showcasing first-rate films and parties November 4-13, 2022. The line-up of American Indie and International features, documentaries, and short films in a variety of genres will offer something for everyone. The 37th edition of FLIFF will present nine World Premieres, three U.S. Premieres, two North American Premieres, and 18 Southeast Premieres, which are just a few of the Festival’s 157 films. Savor Cinema and Paradigm Cinemas Gateway in Fort Lauderdale, and Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood will show films during the Festival, many including special receptions and guests. Additional FLIFF venues will include Amaturo Theater, AutoNation IMAX, Las Olas Beach Oceanside Park and The Bergeron Green Glades Ranch. Get your tickets to the films and parties before they sell out at fliff.com.

According to Gregory von Hausch, President and CEO of FLIFF37, “Although the Festival is only 10 days this year, FLIFF37 packs a punch with more outstanding entertainment, more celebrity and filmmaker guests than ever before, more over-the-top parties, premieres, and Q&As and receptions held at some of the most amazing venues and charming theaters throughout Broward County.”

I sat down with Gregory to learn more about the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Rafa Carvajal: Please provide our readers with a brief preview of this year's Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF37)

Gregory von Hausch: Well, one thing I can tell you, we

return to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino where we will show the Southeast Premiere of American Dreamer , a comedy starring Peter Dinklage, Shirley McClaine, Matt Dillon, Danny Glover and Kimberly Quinn. It was written by Theodore Melfi (who wrote and directed the three-time Oscar nominated Hidden Figures ), and directed by Paul Dektor. Quinn, Melfi and Dektor will be at the screening, which is followed by The Opening Night Party. Centerpiece is at The Amaturo Theatre (Broward Center) on Thursday, November 10, with the U.S. premiere of my favorite film from the Cannes Film Festival, Ride Above . The director Christian Duguay is flying over from France and will be joined by the film's composer, Michel Cusson. Following the film will be the Centerpiece Reception in the Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. Closing is called FLIFF On The Beach at Las Olas Oceanside Park on Saturday, November 12, with an outdoor screening of the surf film Ground Swell , shot on Portugal's majestic Nazare Coast. There will be live music, a crystal clear tent, great food and open bar. The next night is a wild west party with a BBQ at the Bergeron Green Glades Ranch, a country western band, and an outdoor screening of Yellowstone Season 5 Premiere. Dress western!

RC: Highlight three of the top films Festival attendees should definitely watch.

GVH: The top three are always a challenge as each person has their unique tastes. For me, I would say American Dreamer , Ride Above and a toss-up among Corner Office starring Jon Hamm, Novembre in its U.S.

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URGE Miami Festival is less than a month away. So get ready to party at six massive events with sexy guests from around the world during Thanksgiving weekend (November 25-28). Purchase your Festival passes and tickets by visiting urgemiamifestival.com.

In this month’s annual URGE Miami Festival special issue, we preview the Festival and all the events. We also interview URGE partner Hilton Wolman and DJs Paulo Fragoso and Marvin Ayy to learn more about the 2022 Festival, which is produced by Luis Morera, Billy Kemp and Hilton Wolman,

and will have a number of the world’s most famous circuit DJs, including Alex Lo, Dan Slater, Edu Quintas, Enrico Meloni, Jerac, Joe Gauthreaux, Marvin Ayy, Mauro Mozart, Paulo Fragoso, Suri and Tom Stephan, performing live at the different parties. This year’s host hotel is the Royal Palm South Beach, with over 400 rooms and more than 25 percent of them suites. The Royal Palm is on Collins Avenue at the end of Ocean Drive and the URGE Miami Festival Welcome Center will be located there.

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URGE Miami Festival helps our community by donating a portion of the proceeds to Miami Beach Pride, a not-forprofit organization that works to unite members of the LGBTQ community and celebrate our spirit of resilience.

Rafa Carvajal: What makes URGE Miami Festival such a popular festival for guests from around the world? Hilton Wolman: While the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is shivering as winter sets in, here in Miami we have wonderful weather. November is one of the months with the lowest rainfall and humidity levels and Thanksgiving marks the end of our hurricane season. There’s no better place to gather for a legendary Beach Party that has become world renowned, and with five additional events we’ve made the URGE Miami Thanksgiving Festival irresistible to travelers by offering a great rate on accommodations and huge discounts on admission for pass holders.

RC: What's new for this year's URGE Miami Festival?

HW: We are excited to have secured the Royal Palm South Beach, one of the area's largest resorts, as our host hotel and site of our Welcome Center and Saturday’s PAPA Pool Party, produced in conjunction with Eliad Cohen. We also welcome back our Spanish partners, Matinee Group, for the Friday night party which takes place at M2, Miami’s newest mega club, fresh from a $10 million renovation with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting installation.

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RC: What are you looking forward to the most for the 2022 URGE Miami Festival?

HW: The Festival is a chance to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. My personal favorite event is the Beach Party which once again will be decorated by Kidd Madonny and 3DX with a retro resort feel in our signature yellow and white colors. This year the party features music by Joe Gauthreaux representing the USA.

Miami Beach is fortunate to have two of the world’s largest LGBTQ events take place on the sands of South Beach each year, and we are extremely proud of the level of production and fantastic spirit of cooperation we share.

RC: Is there anything else would you like to share with Wire Magazine readers?

HW: Come and join in the fun this year. Not only will you have a great time, you’ll also be helping a worthy cause, as a portion of the proceeds benefit Miami Beach Pride. You can still save up to 40% by purchasing a weekend pass at urgemiamifestival.com.

DJ PAULO FRAGOSO Rafa Carvajal: Which URGE Miami Festival party are you deejaying at?

Paulo Fragoso: I’ll be deejaying at the Papa Pool Party on Saturday, November 26th at our Host Hotel Royal Palm in South Beach. They have a great pool area. I’m sure it will be one for the books!

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RC: Please describe your deejaying style in three words for our readers.

PF: That’s a really good question, because it took me almost three years to find my own style and be able to put my identity into it! So I would say: upbeat, interactive and dynamic. I like to keep my sets upbeat and fun for the audience. I try not to play songs that are too long or slow because I find that people lose interest if they’re listening to one song for more than five minutes. I also make sure to mix up the genres, based on our House Music, so there’s something for everyone at the event.

RC: What type of sets are you planning for URGE?

PF: URGE PAPA Pool Party is the moment where the attendees will actually hang out and see each other. That’s where they go to dance, sing and have fun by the pool! So I’m working on some classics and mainstream songs that will bring back good memories and create the best vibe possible. Lots of grooves. Then I guess it's kind of routine, I just wait to see the audience to push the envelope as much as possible.

RC: What are you looking forward to the most about deejaying at this year's URGE Miami Festival?

PF: I’m looking forward to making history, to keep its tradition. URGE itself is a very strong brand in the U.S. and all over the world, especially when it comes with another powerful name such as PAPA PARTY. The people behind it are very professional; they are always leveling up their work. For us DJs, that is very important, because we get our names linked up with them. And of course, for a festival with this magnitude, we get to see friends from all over the world!

RC: Why is URGE Miami such a great festival to attend?

PF: I’d say due to URGE’s great reputation, added to the history and tradition of these parties during Thanksgiving weekend in Miami. Last year’s URGE Festival was just amazing. As I was saying before, the people behind URGE have been doing this for years. They know what they are doing. Aside from experiencing well done productions, well known DJs and party brands, not to mention it’s Miami, a good way to get away from the cold weather.

RC: What else would you like to share with Wire Magazine readers? In these five years of my DJ career, this is the third one playing this holiday Festival, and I am super excited to come back this year working

with the URGE team. And for all those in attendance, be happy, be safe, but always remember to be YOU! We are preparing something remarkable for you! And if you wanna know more about me find me on Instagram @djpaulofragoso.

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Rafa Carvajal: Which URGE Miami Festival party are you deejaying at?

Marvin Ayy: At The After party on Monday, November 28.

RC: Please describe your deejaying style in three words for our readers.

MA: Tribal, vocal and very energetic.

RC: What type of sets are you planning for URGE?

MA: I am preparing something very special because I'll be playing at the last party and I want to do something memorable for all the hot attendees.

RC: What are you looking forward to the most about deejaying at this year's URGE Miami Festival?

MA: I hope that all attendees like my music, the vibe and enjoy the Festival with me as a close friend.

RC: Why is URGE Miami such a great festival to attend?

MA: Because the vibe, the energy, and the public of Miami is incredibly charming and what the URGE team is preparing for this year will be an outstanding epic!

RC: What else would you like to share with Wire Magazine readers?

MA: Hey everyone, this is Dj Marvin Ayy from México City. I’m so excited to be part of this amazing Festival, can’t wait to see you all and drop all those amazing tunes for you. Please follow me on Instagram @djmarvinayy and SoundCloud.com/Marvin-Ayy.


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DJs Tom Stephan and Alex Lo Friday, November 25, 10:30 p.m - 5 a.m. M2 Nightclub 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

PAPA Pool Party Hosted by Eliad Cohen DJs Dan Slater and Paulo Fragoso Saturday, November 26, 2-8 p.m Royal Palm South Beach 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

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DJs Mauro Mozart and Suri Saturday, November 26, 10 p.m - 6 a.m. M2 Nightclub 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

URGE Beach Party

DJs Enrico Meloni and Joe Gauthreaux Sunday, November 27, 2-9 p.m Lummus Park 12th Street Beach, Miami Beach

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DJs Edu Quintas and Orel Sabag Sunday, November 27, 10 p.m - 5 a.m. STORY Nightclub 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

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DJs Jerac and Marvin Ayy Monday, November 28, 5 a.m. LVL One 30 NE 14 Street, Miami

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RC: Tell our readers about the product selection you carry at Wild Fork.

TS: Because we’re 100% frozen, our selection is something you won’t find anywhere else. We offer 500 meat and seafood items in-store and online every day, with a range in each category (beef, chicken, seafood, pork) from conventional, entry-level, to organic and rare treasure hunt items, all at the best price for the grade. We also sell breads, desserts, ready-to-eat meals, appetizers and more that are extensively evaluated to make sure only the best items make it to our store shelves.

RC: What are your most popular products at Wild Fork?

TS: Our five-star favorites include items like Grass Fed Frenched Lamb Rack, Chimichurri Outside Skirt Steak, Atlantic Salmon with Maple Butter, Berkshire Thick Ribeye Pork Chop, and Cream & Cheese Potato Gratins. More five-star products can be found at wildforkfoods.com/ collections/five-star-rated-products.

I recently had the opportunity to visit the new Wild Fork store in Aventura for a special Grand Opening event. If you enjoy dining on high quality meat, seafood and poultry, I highly recommend visiting a Wild Fork store near you. Their selection of high quality frozen proteins and very reasonable prices will keep you shopping there. Wild Fork is focused on being your ‘friendly butcher and personal chef’ and offers recipes, cooking tips and much more on their website, plus a knowledgeable staff ready to assist you in their stores. I go to the Wild Fork Coral Gables location for many of my grocery needs, since I live in Brickell.

After my visit to Wild Fork Aventura, I sat down with Tracy Sinclair, their Head of Marketing, to discuss what their store concept is about and the many different products you can buy to cook or barbecue delicious meals.

Rafa Carvajal: Please explain to our readers what the Wild Fork store concept is about.

Tracy Sinclair: Wild Fork is an exciting new concept in the direct to consumer grocery space. Focused on meat and seafood, but also offering items to round out the plate like breads, ready to eat sides and desserts, we help consumers put high quality meals for low prices on their tables. We source the best quality proteins and blast freeze at -40 degrees at their peak freshness to maintain quality, taste and tenderness, while reducing food waste at the lowest prices in the market. With 33 stores nationwide and home delivery to the continental United States, consumers everywhere have access to dinner time staples and treasure hunt items in a way they never have before.

RC: Why should our readers purchase many of their food items at Wild Fork rather than at their usual supermarket or warehouse store?

TS: The answer to this question is variety, quality and lowest prices. It’s as simple as that! Plus, we make it easy with home delivery and small format stores (2,000 to 3,000 square feet) that you can shop quickly or spend time browsing.

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RC: What makes Wild Fork so distinctive?

TS: The fact that we can deliver high-quality and variety at the lowest prices in the market across every protein category.

RC: Describe Wild Fork in three words.

TS: Protein lovers Disneyworld.

RC: What are your two favorite Wild Fork products?

TS: Atlantic Salmon with Bulgogi Butter and the Prime Outside Skirt Steak.

RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Shop online today at wildforkfoods.com and get free

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premiere, about the 2015 French terrorists attacks in Paris, and starring Jean Dujardin (the only French man to win the Best Actor Oscar – The Artist ), and the Danish film A Matter of Tastes . But there are tremendous documentaries ( Tiger #24 , The Long Rider, The Artist & The Astronaut , Territorio Africano , among others. And don't forget the shorts!

RC: What's new at this year's Festival versus previous editions?

GVH: The most obvious are the parties (mentioned above) and WinterFLIFF at Villa de Palma… which unites Winterfest and FLIFF for a huge party. We also have 20 or so receptions at the cinemas (Savor, Gateway, IMAX). Look to see about three times the amount of filmmakers from around the world… and because we shortened the fest from 18 days to 10, we will have more people at the screenings and parties than ever before.

And those people include Jared Harris ( The Crown ) here for his dad's bio doc The Ghost of Richard Harris – as well as Jared's wife, Allegra Riggio, a celeb in her own right. Dylan and Hopper Penn (Sean & Robin's kids) and Zoe Lbeu Sidel (Rosanna Arquette's daughter) with their new film, Signs of Love . Taryn Manning ( Orange Is The New Black ) here with Bobcat Moretti – and Taryn gets our Career Achievement Award.

RC: What are three events that our readers should definitely attend at this year's FLIFF?

GVH: The Opening Night Party has the Jersey Girls performing live. They are beautiful and electrifying, guaranteed to get the audience in the party spirit –leaving the stage and freelancing throughout the crowd. WinterFLIFF at magnificent Villa de Palma, is the 21st Century version of a Great Gatsby party, where the location is one of the stars. And FLIFF on The Beach will be a magnificent capper and a great way to showcase the beauty of Fort Lauderdale to our international guests.

RC: What makes FLIFF such a unique film festival?

GVH: The spontaneity of FLIFF. We try to make everything within the ten days unique and engaging. Chairman Steven Savor will orchestrate all the parties… and no one is better than him thinking out the logistics and what will visually stimulate the crowd – all of which is greatly enhanced with food, spirits and entertainment. And here's a new word for you, Provocativo, which is a Spanish Cava and the Official Bubbly of FLIFF37. As I answer these questions, 1,000 magnums of Provocativo are being delivered to the FLIFF warehouse. Look for it given complimentary throughout FLIFF! From my perspective, it is the eclectic programming we always present. Bonnie and I have an exceptionally fun line-up this year with 40 countries participating.

RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers about this year's FLIFF?

GVH: Since it is only ten days, I urge you to get your tickets early. It will be gone in brief cinema minutes. Get a program now (available at Savor Cinema, Gateway, Museum of Discovery and Science and Cinema Paradiso) or go to the Plan Your Schedule (pages 2 & 3 of the catalog) and join us for A Vacation from Ordinary Film.

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On December 1, 2022, from 7 p.m to 9:30 p.m., Care Resource is hosting a tribute to World AIDS Day with the theme “Healing Through the Arts” on the rooftop of their Midtown Miami Health Center located on 3510 Biscayne Boulevard. The night includes dance performances by the United Ballroom Houses of South Florida, an array of donated and radiant art pieces, poetry readings, a candlelight vigil and more.

This event incorporates four pillars to ending the epidemic that include: diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and response. This tribute is an opportunity to recognize, honor and celebrate the medical advancements made during the past 30 years. According to Steven Santiago, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, “World AIDS Day reminds us that HIV has not gone away. The event's four pillars of diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and response are crucial to increasing awareness, fighting prejudice, and improving education. Diagnosis is a reminder that there are still people living with HIV who are not aware. Prevention is a reminder about the need to further increase methods to reduce the rate of infection. Treatment is a reminder that hope is available for people who do not know their status. The pillar of Response is critical as it is a reminder to the community that new outbreaks are happening all the time.

Observed worldwide on December 1, World AIDS Day is the moment of the year when millions of people come together across the globe to commemorate those who have been lost to HIV, applaud the progress made in responding to the crises, and recommit to ending the epidemic.

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