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10 films to see, parties to do at 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

10 films to see, parties to do at 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

There weren’t many people on the bandwagon for “The Artist” in 2011, when Gregory von Hausch decided to open his Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival with the foreign release. Part screwball comedy, part sentimental melodrama and shot in black and white, it also was a silent movie with subtitles. In French.

Soon, it would make its way to theaters across the country and go on to win the Best Picture Academy Award.

FLIFF and Von Hausch will offer a reminder of his magical moment of prescience when the 2018 edition of the festival opens Friday, Nov. 2, with a red-carpet gathering at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood for a 7:30 p.m. screening of “The Return of the...

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