Miami Film Festival will present online the World Premiere of the Canadian documentary They Call Me Dr. Miami, directed by Jean-Simon Chartier, after the original world premiere at its 37th edition in March was cancelled due to a mid-festival termination of public screenings, out of concern for health and safety during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
The new premiere dates will be April 25th and 26th, as the Festival will now premiere the film on its own VimeoVOD channel for a 48-hour period, available worldwide. An Instagram Live q&a session will be hosted on the Festival’s channel @miamifilm by Miami Film Festival programmer Lauren Cohen on Sunday, April 26th from 6 – 6:30pm with Dr. Michael Salzhauer – a.k.a. Dr.Miami – to answer questions about the film.
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.
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 available now for worldwide pre-purchase at miamifilmfestival.com.