Miami Film Festival GEMS 2020

537 Votes + LIVE Q&A with Director Billy Corben

Expired October 11, 2020 2:00 AM
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Available Saturday, October 10th from 6:00pm-10:00pm.


WORLD PREMIERE. Filmmaker Billy Corben is Florida’s foremost fighter for fairness. Working with Oscar-winning executive producer Adam McKay (The Big Short) and HBO, he surveys the current state of the union to ask how politics have become what they are today. His answer? #BecauseMiami, of course!


Corben’s signature hashtag is “a good answer to…some of the most unexplainable things,” he recently told Miami New Times. Perhaps nothing is more unexplainable to the two newest generations of voters than the unprecedented presidential election night of 2000, when the contested results of Florida’s nearly six million votes led to a chaotic voter recount in the state, ending five weeks later with George W. Bush winning by the razor-thin margin of 537 votes. With that incredible number as his title, Corben’s high-octane new film takes what is in danger of becoming a historical footnote and drills-down to the #BecauseFlorida machinations that took place at the time, featuring interviews from insiders and political operatives from both major political parties.


537 Votes shapes a swirl of contexts, incidents and players into a narrative that is freshly shocking and bizarrely hilarious…when it isn’t bone-chill sobering.


Film Package Includes LIVE Q&A With Director Billy Corben and Producer Alfred Spellman, Moderated by Miami Film Festival's Jaie Laplante. Saturday October 10th at 9pm EST.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World
  • Director
    Billy Corben
  • Producer
    Billy Corben, Alfred Spellman, Adam McKay, Todd Schulman
  • Cast
    Roger Stone, Al Cárdenas, Joe Geller
  • Editor
    Harris Mendheim
  • Composer
    Brian Robertson