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Miami-Dade Public Library System Hosts a Sundance Film Forward Screening of Little Accidents

– Little Accidents screening to be followed by a discussion with producer Jason Berman –

(Miami, FL – October 19, 2015) In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive and a local boy in a web of secrets.

The Miami-Dade Public Library System and Sundance Film Forward are proud to collaborate to present this special screening of Little Accidents and a post film discussion with producer Jason Berman. The event will take place on Thursday, October 22, 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library located at 101 West Flagler Street in Downtown, Miami.

Little Accidents is a 2014 American drama film directed and written by Sara Colangelo, based on her own 2010 award‑winning short film. The film stars Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloe Sevigny and Josh Lucas. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2014. The film was released on January 16, 2015 in a limited release by Amplify.

About Jason Berman

Originally from Baltimore, Berman is a 2006 graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Berman began his career in the agent‑training program at the William Morris Agency before working under the Chief Operating Officer at MGM Studios, where he witnessed the rebirth of the United Artists label and an understanding of legal/business affairs, management, distribution, acquisitions and marketing. Berman also worked for writer and director Gary Ross at Larger than Life Productions and assisted Ross with the animated feature film The Tale of Despereaux.

Jason Michael Berman has produced numerous feature films that premiered at the world's most prestigious films festivals, including Sundance, Toronto, Berlinale, Tribeca and Edinburgh. He has produced nine independently financed films in the last three years alone, earning him coveted spots on the "Producers to Watch" lists compiled by Variety in 2011 and Deadline Hollywood in 2012.

About Sundance Film Forward

Sundance Film Forward is a touring program which introduces a new generation of audiences to the power of story through the exhibition of film and conversations with filmmakers to create greater cultural awareness.

Sundance Film Forward is an initiative of Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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