They Call Me Dr. Miami

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Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Special Presentations
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jean-Simon Chartier
Producer(s):Jean-Simon Chartier


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Plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer built a successful private practice in south Florida, catering to a beach-based clientele obsessed with attaining a “perfect” body through breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lifts. But his millions of social media followers know him as Dr. Miami, an entrepreneur who embraces hip hop and Snapchat as a way to bring new audiences into his operating room and expand his brand. At first glance he seems like a natural result of an airbrushed selfie-obsessed culture. Yet when he’s not at his clinic, he’s a dedicated husband, father of five and practicing Orthodox Jew who observes the Sabbath. Salzhauer is his own hype man, but it's the insights from his wife and teenage daughter that raise the most pertinent observations about body modification and vanity in modern society. Dr. Miami’s seemingly contradictory identities is what makes him a fascinating subject in this nuanced character study of blurry moral boundaries. Alexander Rogalski

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