Miami Film Festival Presents World Premiere of THEY CALL ME DR MIAMI
"They Call Me Dr. Miami" was scheduled to premiere at the 37th edition of the Miami Film Festival. Out of concern for public health and safety, the viewing was cancelled or should we say postponed. The Festival announced their new premier date and we are very excited!
The new premiere dates are April 25 and 26, as the Festival will now premiere the film on its own VimeoVOD channel for a 48-hour period, available worldwide. A Live Q & A session will take place on the Festival’s Instagram channel @miamifilm on Sunday, April 26, from 6 – 6:30 p.m. hosted by Festival programmer Lauren Cohen with Dr. Michael Salzhauer – a.k.a. Dr. Miami.
“Life during Safer-At-Home orders presents us with a challenge to find creative new ways to achieve our mission of connecting art with audiences,” said Miami Film Festival director Jaie Laplante. “Our excitement to premiere Jean-Simon Chartier’s portrait of one of Miami’s most colorful and unique personalities has remained undiminished, and we are thrilled to be able to present the film and a live, interaction discussion with Dr. Miami via online platforms.”
They Call Me Dr. Miami is a profile of the phenomenon that is Dr. Miami - the most famous surgeon in America. Millions of loyal followers from around the world tune in daily as he live streams graphic plastic surgery procedures on social media – all with the enthusiastic consent of his self-proclaimed “beauty warrior” patients. Celebrated for his outrageous personality in hip hop culture and criticized by the professional surgery establishment, in his private life, Salzhauer is a devoted family man and Orthodox Jew who observes the Sabbath.
“We're thrilled with the presentation of They Call Me Dr. Miami at the Miami Film Festival World Premiere Virtual Cinema Screening. There is no doubt Dr. Miami is a polarizing figure - he not only acts as an entry point into the once taboo subject of plastic surgery but his relentless pursuit of social media fame and pop culture fandom will shock many. The story deepens however when you explore the doctor's personal life and the questions it raises about the work and how he does it. It is an entertaining, eye-opening look at a unique individual in the ‘golden age of sharing,’”, said Cailin McFadden of New York-based documentary specialist Cargo Film & Releasing, the international sales agent of the film.
Tickets to the online premiere are at regular Miami Film Festival ticket prices -
USD $13 for general public and USD $10 for Miami Film Festival members, and now available now for worldwide pre-purchase at miamifilmfestival.com.