The seventh annual edition of Miami Film Festival GEMS, which will be held virtually this year from October 8-11, will open with an East Coast Premiere screening of the HBO documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart at Dezerland Park Drive-in, with a virtual introduction by the film’s director, five-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Marshall (Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Jason Bourne).
To Love Somebody, You Should be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive – with 20 number one hits and over 1000 songs to their name, The Bee Gees weren’t just a band: they were musical icons who created the original Miami Sound.
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart follows the rise to fame of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, from their early years in Australia to the sheer disco mania that enveloped them after the release of Saturday Night Fever.
But The Bee Gees were more than just high falsettos: they were extraordinarily talented songwriters that penned some of the greatest songs of their generation.
Directed by five-time Oscar nominee Frank Marshall and featuring incredible archival access, this is the type of documentary that makes it hard for you to sit still. Song after song, hit after hit, The Bee Gees will transport you to a night of music and nostalgia — and will remind you of just how good it feels to get up and dance.
“GEMS re-invents itself as a four-day bingeworthy app channel where you can watch one outstanding film after another,” said Miami Film Festival executive director Jaie Laplante.
“Before getting comfortable on your coach, first join us IRL for a night of music, nostalgia and style at a Thursday Night Fever drive-in dedication to the titans who created the original Miami Sound,” added the Festival’s co-director of programming Lauren Cohen.