Free Film Screenings this Sunday at The Wolfsonian-FIU – 8/24/08

FREE FILM SCREENINGS: MIAMI NOIR: THE ARTHUR E. TEELE STORY (2008, USA, 60 min) AND MILIA (2008, USA, 15 min)—Join filmmakers Sam Rega, Joshua Miller, and Jorge Valdes-Iga for the screenings of Miami Noir: The Arthur E. Teele Story and Milia. Miami Noir is a documentary that examines the events that led up to the suicide of Miami City Commissioner Arthur Teele, Jr. in the lobby of the Miami Herald newspaper building on July 27, 2005. This film blends interviews with dramatizations to portray one of Miami’s most controversial, political, and human interest stories.

In Milia, Nathaniel, a New York fashion photographer, stumbles upon the headshot of Milia, a model who strongly reminds him of a past love. Intrigued, Nathaniel books Milia for test shots, only to realize that she is his daughter. Unaware of this, Milia finds herself falling in love with her father. Both films are free and open to the public and followed by an engaging Q + A session with the filmmakers.