40 Weeks red carpet event 1/8/15

40 Weeks red carpet event
Thursday, 01/08/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miami-Invitation-page-001-2O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Hello Filmspotting,

Big Belli, a production company based out of the New York area has just finished a one-of-a kind documentary titled 40 Weeks.

The film follows 13 women week-by-week through their pregnancies. We have had premieres and red carpet screenings in cities across the country since December 1st, and are having our Miami red carpet event on January 8th.

We would love to extend the invitation to our Miami screening of 40 Weeks to you. Please see the invitation with event details below, and let me know if you or any of your colleagues, friends, or family would like to attend. I will gladly add names to our guest list. There will be local press and a step and repeat where guests can have their photos taken on the red carpet. The director and producer will be in attendance so it will be a fun night!.

You may visit our website here, as well, which includes the film trailer: https://www.40weeksthemovie.com/

Hope to see you there!

RSVP to [email protected]

The Borscht Film Festival 9 12/18/14-12/21/14

The Borscht Film Festival 9
borscht9December 18 – 21, 2014
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Borscht9.com

Premiere of this year’s Borscht funded short films at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Borscht Corporation, is proud to announce The Borscht Film Festival 9, a 4-day event. Premiering at this year’s festival will be over 20 short films funded in part by the Borscht Corporation via The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The films will premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 20th at 8pm.

The film festival’s slate includes works by both regional artists (local filmmakers Bernardo Britto, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Monica Peña, Kayla Delacerda, Brian Deutzman, The Meza Brothers, and Bleeding Palm; street artist AholSniffsGlue; puppet and comedian Pepe Bilette) as well as national filmmakers (Ray Tintori, Terrance Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and more). The films will include feature appearances from Miami rapper Trina.

In addition to Borscht’s short film screenings, the Borscht Film Festival will also include a host of events including regional filmmaking screenings from the Miami Filmmakers Collective and Indie Film Club (and more), workshops, panels, a Downtown Miami film bike crawl, the launch of site specific film screening events Borscht Nites, Borscht multiverse theme parks at Young Arts, parties, and the premiere of Scarface Redux, a crowdsourced remake of the iconic Brian de Palma film, at Mansion Nightclub.

Some highlights include:
12/19: Papa Machete- the indigenous martial art created by Haitian slaves to defeat Napoleon’s army. Screening & master class in the ancient, dying art of tire machét, better known as Haitian machete fencing taught by Michael Dylan Rogers, one of the subjects of the film. Traditional Haitian lunch served after film screening. (A 2015 Sundance selection)

12/19: Hotel Intercontinental Take Over by Borscht Film Festival- no more Dancing Lady!

12/21: Scarface Redux!- the premiere of Scarface Redux a crowd sourced remake of the iconic Brian dePalma classic at Mansion Nightclub. ScarfaceRedux.com

Full Schedule (subject to change)
(Shirley’s Cinema is located inside of Gramps, 176 NW 24TH ST., Miami, FL, 33127)

Wednesday, December 17th
7PM
Indie Film Club Miami Screening
Shirley’s Cinema
Indie Film Club Miami hosts a presentation of interactive work from the FilmGate Conference. Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

8:30 PM
Miami Filmmakers Collective Screening
Shirley’s Cinema
What do a 96 year old farmer, a transgender youth and a psychic have a in common?
Some MFC! Borscht Film Festival invites you to come to see works-in-progress by members of the Miami Filmmakers Collective (MFC) and while you are there, win a papaya, make music by touching someone’s body and get a long-distance psychic reading via radio waves.Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

9:30 PM
Miami Filmmakers Unite! Opening Night Party
Gramps
Come say hello and enjoy drink specials with Miami Filmmakers Collective, Indie Film Club Miami, and the Borscht Corporation at the home base for Borscht 9: Gramps!

10 PM
Little Strong: Jose El Rey Retrospective
Shirley’s Cinema
Jose El Rey was a fictional recording artist active from roughly 2006 to 2009. Created and performed by Jose Flores in a series of live shows, albums, and web videos, Jose El Rey was a parody of Latin American machismo who became legendary for his drug-and-croquetta fueled concerts at the now-defunct PS14 and Vagabond spaces as well as befuddling Miami at large with impromptu performances on Calle Ocho and unsuspecting Cuban restaurants. He was also among the most notable early articulations of a uniquely Miami “spicster” culture: first generation Americans exploring their relation to their heritage through an ironically comic lens. While El Rey was murdered in 2009, his legacy lives on through his influence on the next generation of Miami creators. This program will be a screening of his works, footage from his live shows, and a conversation with Jose Flores himself as well as several surprise guests. Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

11:15 PM
Night Mystery Miami Movie #1
Shirley’s Cinema
Secret Celluloid Society presents a screening of a mystery movie from Miami’s cinematic past, Phillip Michael Thomas’s straight-to-VHS followup to Miami Vice, released in 1993. Hosted by Billy Corben, founder of Rakontur Films and director of the Cocaine Cowboys series and ESPN’s The U.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

THURSDAY December 18th

4 PM
Welcome Dinner and Keynote Speech
Stiltsville
Cruise in the fearsome Borscht Armada to have dinner in one of the last remaining stilt houses in the middle of Biscayne Bay. Keynote speech by a hologram of DJ Khaled. By invitation only

7 PM
Spaceship Miami
Miami Museum of Science Planetarium, 3280 S Miami Ave Miami, 33129
A literary, cinematic, and musical celebration of Miami culture culminating in the launch of the El Viajero satellite, the first extra-planetary mission from Borscht’s Miami Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) division. This satellite will carry 305GB of Miami culture out of the solar system on a special hard drive and is expected to last approximately 2 billion years. Also: premieres of new short films by Adan Jodorowsky and others, interactive projections by Phenomenal Radness, a star show narrated live by Victor Vazquez (Kool AD, formerly of Das Racist), rare planetarium light shows, and a laser light show scored live by John Hancock III (formerly of ANR). Free beer courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon for those wearing space apparel.
Doors open at 7, films start at 8:30, performances start at 10.
Event // Short Film Program // Event is free with purchase of Borscht 9 ticket
Planetarium performance by Kool AD and John Hancock III is $10

11:30 PM
Hector. LA Screening and Criterion Collection Release Party
Shirley’s Cinema
The Miami premiere and official Criterion Collection 3-disk Blu-Ray release of Hector.LA by famous Hollywood director and local con-artist Nick Corirossi. Watch the film Roger Ebert called “flat-out the greatest movie ever made,” with the director present. He says he will berate you if you try to leave early or shift in your seat too much. Nick Pinkerton, a fancy film writer who is still alive, will conduct a thorough Q and A.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

12:30 AM
Salon de (secret)
Shirley’s Cinema
Legally we cannot publish what will be played at this screening, but we can promise this series of short films commissioned and ultimately rejected by one of the biggest pop groups in the world have never been seen before, and will never be seen again. Short Film Program // Admission will only be granted with knowledge of password.

1 AM
Late Night Mystery Miami Movie #2
Shirley’s Cinema
Secret Celluloid Society presents a screening of a mystery movie from Miami’s cinematic past about violent multi-ethnic gangs on the streets of Miami and the delightful electro music they make, released in 1986. Hosted by Billy Corben, founder of Rakontur Films and director of the Cocaine Cowboys series and ESPN’s The U.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

FRIDAY, December 19th

1:30 PM
Papa Machete Short Film Screening and Machete Fencing Master Class
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
Prowess with a sharp deadly object is one of, if not the most important skill a filmmaker must have. Join us for a screening of the short doc Papa Machete by director Jonathan David Kane and Third Horizon Media followed by master class in the ancient, dying art of tire machèt, better known as Haitian machete fencing, taught by Michael Dylan Rogers, one of the subjects of the film. Stick around for tasty traditional Haitian lunch!Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

4:00 PM
Law for Artists and Filmmakers
Shirley’s Cinema
Andrew Gerber used to be a fancy intellectual property attorney working for The Man. Now armed with their illuminati secrets, he has his own firm where he helps artists like Jillian Mayer and Bleeding Palm explore the ever-shifting landscape of fair use as well as representing artists like Ahol Sniffs Glue and Celia Rowlson-Hall on intellectual property litigation matters. In this panel he will be joined by fellow attorneys Jordan Fletcher (his colleague at his firm Kurshinsky Gerber PLLC) and Divya Jayachandran (IP counsel at NBCUniversal) to give a brief overview of IP law, fair use, copyright infringement, DMCA, trademark dilution, and how artists and filmmakers can avoid infringement and protect themselves from being infringed upon. They’ll all be available for drinks and questions at Gramps immediately afterwards. Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

5 PM
Borscht Dickie Ride! Downtown Miami
Bike ride starts at Gramps, 176 NW 24TH ST. Miami, FL, 33127
Bring your bicycle or hop on a complimentary Citibike as we ride to various locations for drink specials and secret screenings, making our way from Gramps to Borscht events at Museum Park, Intercontinental Hotel, and the YoungArts Campus. Sponsored by Dickies, free beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.Event // Free..

6 PM
Ignition Remix: Lobby Takeover
Intercontinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131
Join us in the lobby and exterior of the Intercontinental Hotel as we unveil new installations of video and interactive art by Jillian Mayer, Coral Morphologic, Ahol Sniffs Glue, Vince Mckelvie, and more- culminating in the premiere of a 12-story tall 8-bit animation. Free cocktail for bikers! Free

7 PM
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Pet Friendly Outdoor Screening
Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132
A special outdoor screening of The Greatest Miami Story Ever Told, the classic 1994 film beloved by Caucasians all over the world, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Bring your pets, we will have treats for them! In collaboration with Bookleggers Miami and the University of Wynwood, we will announce plans to erect a life-sized bronze statue of the film’s eponymous hero.Feature Film Screening // Free for pets and their humans

7 PM
THE MULTIVERSE
National YoungArts Foundation Campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL, 33131
Walt Disney dreamt of Disney World. Borscht has THE MULTIVERSE, our DIY sketch of a theme park devoted to some of the infinite realities Miami contains. Enjoy food, games, and rides as you explore five different areas of THE MULTIVERSE theme park: a psychedelic town square inspired by Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse!, a virtual reality world, and a weird carnival, each designed by local filmmakers, as well as an emotional arcade and an outdoor cinema playing three programs of films:7:30 PM YoungArts Alumni Showcase: short films by National YoungArts Foundation alumni.
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society.

9 PM
Borscht 0: Screening of short films created and curated by Miami high school students, far more interesting and relevant than anything else you will see at this festival. We are old, they are young. The know things we do not. Potentially the beginning of a new cycle of Borscht.10 PM Bosh Film Festival: The unofficial premiere of Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse!

Part 2 by Bleeding Palm, wherein Lebron’s real reason for leaving Miami will be revealed. Preceded by documentaries about Coral Morphologic and Raider Klan.Event //
Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $10 suggested donation

11:00 PM
Regional Film Showcase: New Orleans
Shirley’s Cinema
Court 13 brings you The Weekly Revue, New Orleans’ finest omni-sensual showcase, featuring a variety of soul-tainting entertainments and informations. Hosted by Toby Lou the Nasty One, your personal Rabbi. A show you’ve never seen before; we guarantee it.Special Presentation // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

11:30 PM
No Seasons Pool Party
Gramps
Special preview of the first three episodes of the Borscht episodic series No Seasons, a surreality show exploring Miami’s strange underworld, starring Julian Yuri Rodriguez, premiering next year on MTV (Other). Watch outdoors at Gramps from an above-ground pool.Special Presentation // Free

MIDNIGHT
Michael Arcos Retrospective
Shirley’s Cinema
Long before there was any artistic film community or support infrastructure to speak of in Miami, there was Michael Arcos. Often working completely by himself since the mid-90’s, Michael has steadily built a body of work that defies categorization, exploring small punk subcultures in suburbs such as Cutler Ridge and Westchester and inspiring many prominent local artists along the way. This screening will be a brief overview of his work culminating in the premiere of his new film and interactive installation Dream Throat at a nearby seedy motel (transportation provided).Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

2 AM
Late Night Mystery Miami Movie #3
Shirley’s Cinema
Secret Celluloid Society presents a screening of a dumb movie about a giant crab shot in Miami in 1980. Hosted by Nayib Estefan, founder of Secret Celluloid Society.Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

SATURDAY, December 20th

1 PM
Regional Film Showcase: Weird NorthWest
Shirley’s Cinema
Regional filmmakers Nandan Rao (Corvallis) and Zach Weintraub (Olympia) present a program of work representative of the interests, ethos, means of production and distribution from the Pacific Northwest, followed by a zine making session.Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

2:30 PM
Regional Film Showcase: Native American & Indigenous Communities
Shirley’s Cinema
Regional filmmaker Adam Piron (Arizona) presents a program of work representative of the interests, ethos, means of production and distribution of filmmakers from Native American & Indigenous communities. Short Film Program // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

7:30 PM
Borscht 9
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, 33132
Our flagship event. Screening of short films specifically commissioned for this festival made in/for/about Miami by local and guest filmmakers. Arrive early for concerts on the Arsht Plaza as well as a body building exhibition inside. Doors open at 7:30, bodybuilding competition begins at 8, films begin at 8:30. Short Film Program // $25 // $15 for students with ID // Empty seats will be given away on a first-come first-served basis starting at 8:15 PM

11:30 PM
Borscht 9 Official After Party
Gramps
Official afterparty for Borscht 9, with performances by Norvis Jr. and Miami bass legend and Pineal Warrior Otto von Schirach and friends. Special Presentation // Free

SUNDAY, December 21th

12 PM
A Morning Light
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Unofficial preview screening of a working cut of Ian Clark’s new feature film, an experimental narrative feature about wilderness, ecology, and extraterrestrial visitation. There will be a UFO related activity conducted by the director after the screening. Preceeded by Conditioner short film by Viking Funeral. Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

2 PM
MA
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Unofficial preview of a working cut of Celia Rowlson-Hall’s first feature film. MA is a modern day silent film. It is the story of a virgin mother on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior. After the screening the director will conduct a silent Q and A. Preceeded by They and The Spot short student film by Kayla Delacerda. Feature Film Screening // Free with the purchase of a Borscht 9 ticket or $5 suggested donation

4 PM
Beach Picnic
13th Street and the Ocean
Sunshine, sand, ocean, dolphins. Come outside, jump in the water, have a sandwich. Nature, remember. Event // Free

8 PM
Scarface Redux
Mansion Nightclub, 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Mansion Nightclub used to be a grand movie house, and for one night we restore that spirit with the premiere of the ongoing crowdsourced remake of Brian de Palma’s Scarface. Submit your own version of a scene at scarfaceredux.com by December 8th to be part of this iteration.Special Presentation // Feature Film Screening // Free if you contributed a clip to the film or $10 suggested donation

10:30 PM
Closing Night Party
Broken Shaker, Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr Miami Beach, FL, 33140
Say goodbye, maybe forever. Also, take a book with you from Bookleggers mobile library. You’ve been watching movies all weekend and everyone looks cool holding a book. Free

The Borscht Corporation is a Miami-based non-profit that awards grants to local filmmakers and artists, throws events such as the quasi-annual Borscht Film Festival, and facilitates the creation of films, music videos, web experiments, and transmedia projects. Borscht has has facilitated the creation of several dozen films that have gone on to win Jury and Audience awards at national and international film festivals as well as Emmy and Telly Awards. The films have screened at hundreds of festivals around the world, including Sundance, Rotterdam, South by Southwest, Milan, AFI, Slamdance, New York, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Winterthur, Chicago festivals, as well as museums such as MoMA, New Orleans Contemporary, MAM, MoCA NoMi, and Guggenheim Museums in Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, and New York. Online, their work has received millions of views and been featured on the Vimeo homepage as Short of the Week, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Vice, Stereogum and has been named to multiple year-end top ten lists, including IFC.

The Borscht Film Festival is Miami’s quasi-annual local independent film fest. Borscht commissions and showcase films created by emerging artists that tell Miami stories, forging the cinematic identity of the city. Using a combination of awards, grants, and tax-deductible donations, Borscht green-lights and produces made-in-Miami films, then throws Miami’s cinematic event of the year to showcase them. The Borscht Film Festival has been called the “Miami’s alt-culture summit” as well as the “hippest, most eclectic and electric movie festival in South Florida” by the Miami Herald, and named “Miami’s Best Film Festival” by the New Times.

The Borscht Corporation is made possible through support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Cine Al Fresco featuring Indie Film Club Miami 12/6/14

Cine Al Fresco featuring Indie Film Club Miami
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
cine-al-fresco-ad-backO Cinema
90 N.W. 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Welcome to O Cinema’s newest outdoor movie series!

Cine Al Fresco creates a place for people to come together & enjoy free, outdoor films as a community.

Scheduled to launch with fun family films in January,
our December edition will consist of short films ranging in experimental, European, comedic and documentary.

On Saturday December 6th, 2014 we will be featuring shorts from our friends at Indie Film Club Miami.
A South Florida film collective with the goal of empowering emerging creatives and innovative projects. Through creative friction, they strive to activate the stories of tomorrow.

Featuring a special free tasting from Hiro Sake!

Saturday night’s featured directors include:

Egon Von Schirach
Christian Proa
Carlos de Varona & Michael Valencia
Tina Francisco
Abdulrahman Khawj
Kara McCormack
Carl Knickerbocker
Diliana Alexander
Tina Francisco & Kara McCormack
Gianfranco Bianchi
Benito Portes

This event is free to the public.
Supported by Art Place.

Birdman Ticket Giveaway 10/24/14

Birdman Ticket Giveaway
Friday, 10/24/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
BIRDMAN-Friday-ff72Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
297 NW 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Swing by Cafeina this Friday for Birdman inspired cocktails at happy hour prices, 5-8pm for your chance to redeem advanced screening tickets of BIRDMAN, memorabilia and more! Screening date October 27th. Limited tickets available. 21 and up only.

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film Tour 10/24/14

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film Tour
Friday, 10/24/2014 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Clips-poster-11x17_Miami_2014Margaret Pace Park
1775 N. Bayshore Drive,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Miami for the first time. Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Many of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers can be hard to come by and Clips offers the best way to try them. Up to 17 varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be on tap.

This beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show is going coast-to-coast hitting 21 cities in its fifth year with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefiting local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised close to $400,000 for nonprofits nationwide. Clips is a fundraiser for Urban Oasis Project – outside alcohol is not permitted.

New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. All selected filmmakers for the 2014 tour receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle, made exclusively for the winning submissions. This year, the chosen films include a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex and much, much more! It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone.

“Clips is a great place to come together with friends and relax,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “It is an outdoor evening gathering, where you can connect with friends, watch films and enjoy good beers. One-hundred percent of proceeds from beer sales benefits your local nonprofit.”

Other tips:
Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us).
Bring low chairs or blankets – or lounge on the grass.
Entire families are welcome.
Bring your I.D. if you plan to sample beers!
Bring a water bottle – New Belgium gives away water for free.
Dogs are welcomed on a leash, under control, and by their owner’s side.
Please walk, ride a bike, carpool, or take public transportation!

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film Tour 10/24/14

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film Tour
Friday, 10/24/2014 – 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Clips-poster-11x17_Miami_2014Margaret Pace Park
1775 N. Bayshore Drive,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Miami for the first time. Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Many of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers can be hard to come by and Clips offers the best way to try them. Up to 17 varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be on tap.

This beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show is going coast-to-coast hitting 21 cities in its fifth year with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales benefiting local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised close to $400,000 for nonprofits nationwide. Clips is a fundraiser for Urban Oasis Project – outside alcohol is not permitted.

New Belgium selects approximately 20 short films for the tour each season. All selected filmmakers for the 2014 tour receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle, made exclusively for the winning submissions. This year, the chosen films include a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex and much, much more! It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone.

“Clips is a great place to come together with friends and relax,” said Christie Catania, Clips National Special Events Manager. “It is an outdoor evening gathering, where you can connect with friends, watch films and enjoy good beers. One-hundred percent of proceeds from beer sales benefits your local nonprofit.”

Other tips:
Food is welcome; alcohol is not (leave that to us).
Bring low chairs or blankets – or lounge on the grass.
Entire families are welcome.
Bring your I.D. if you plan to sample beers!
Bring a water bottle – New Belgium gives away water for free.
Dogs are welcomed on a leash, under control, and by their owner’s side.
Please walk, ride a bike, carpool, or take public transportation!

Public Art Wednesday: Gil Green's ALS Movie Project

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We’ve all heard of the infamous ALS Ice bucket challenge that has been invading our social media this past summer. People all around the globe filmed themselves as they poured iced cold water on themselves to raise awareness of the Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ice water is so cold that it paralyses us for only a couple of seconds, a feeling that those who suffer from the ALS disease must endure everyday.

It’s nice to see however, that Miami as a city can contribute and take a step to help those in need. In fact, Miami-based music video director Gil Green hopes to direct a short-film, which will be an ALS Battle focus movie. This film is based on a true-life story about a youth basketball coach at Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami. The coach is actually a close friend of the director and has been an inspiration to the storyboard of this short-film.

If you would like to support this movie, please help fund the project. A portion of the profits will be donated to the ALS Recovery Fund. It’s truly great to see how our community can make small but effective changes! Catch Green’s new movie this December at the Miami Borscht Film Festival.

Click here to help support this awesome project!

- Lina Fahmy

 Photograph: NBC News

Do you know of any art fairs or festivals coming up in Miami? Let us know on Twitter at @Loop305 with the hashtag #PublicArtWednesday