Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman to Premiere New Shocking Exposé, God Forbid: The Sex Scandal that Brought Down a Dynasty, to the Publicat MDC’s Tower Theater Miami on Thurs., Oct. 27
~ The famed filmmakers will participate in a red-carpet event, followed by a post-screening Q&A of their new documentary to kick off MDC’s ninth annual Miami Film Festival GEMS ~
WHAT: Film makers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman will grace the red carpet for the first public screening of their new documentary,God Forbid: The Sex Scandal that Brought Down a Dynasty,at a preview event for Miami Dade College’s ninth annual Miami Film Festival GEMS, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 3-10 at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami.Ticket holders will have an opportunity to ask the legendary filmmakers questions during a post-screening Q&A.In this revealing documentary,Giancarlo Granda, former pool attendant at the Fontainebleau Hotel,shares the intimate details of his 7-year relationship with a charming older woman, Becki Falwell, and her husband, the Evangelical Trump stalwart Jerry Falwell Jr. Directed by Billy Corben,God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty outlines Granda’s entanglement with the Falwell’s seemingly perfect lives and the overarching influence this affairhad on a presidential election.God Forbid is executive produced by Corben and Alfred Spellman for Rakontur and Adam McKay and Todd Schulman of Hyper Object.
Billy Corben is a filmmaker and co-founder of the Miami-based studio Rakontur. His film sinclude Cocaine Cowboys (06), The U(09), Dawg Fight (MFF 15), Screwball (MFF 19), Magic City Hustle (MFF 19), and 537 Votes (GEMS 2020). God Forbid: The Sex Scandal that Brought Down a Dynasty is his latest film, which will premiere on Hulu on Nov. 1.
WHEN: Thursday, October 27
6:30p.m. – Red Carpet with Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman
7:00 p.m. –Screening followed by Q&A with audience members
WHERE: MDC’s Tower Theater Miami 1508 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33135
TICKETS: Tickets are still available but selling fast! The cost is $15 per person. Purchase tickets atwww.miamifilmfestival.com.
MORE: Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned Miami Film Festival recently unveiled the line-up for its ninth annual Miami Film Festival GEMS. Taking place at MDC’s Tower Theater, the festival will,for the second year, expand to eight days from its traditional four-day format, running from November 3-10.Featuring films from 14 countries, the most ever in a GEMS lineup, the 2022 festival will open with Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Two Centerpiece Screenings–the ensemble drama Women Talking and redemption-driven Brendan Fraser dramaThe Whale–will lead to the closing night feature, Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.About Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival Celebrating cinema in two annual events, Miami Film Festival GEMS (November 3-10, 2022) and Miami Film Festival (40th annual edition March 3-12, 2023), Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in theU.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival welcomes more than 45,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. Inthe last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. Major sponsors of Miami Film Festival GEMS include Knight Foundation, American Airlines, Telemundo, NBC, Estrella Damm, and Miami-Dade County. The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. For more information, visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).