Magic City Memoirs latest project from Andy Garcia at Miami International Film Festival By Betty Alvarez

Miami-bred actor, director and producer Andy Garcia returned to the Miami International Film Festival with his latest project, the World Premiere of Magic City Memoirs. This already sold out independent feature-length film directed, produced, written by and starring an ensemble cast and crew of Miami locals. Garcia serves as the film’s executive producer.

Magic City Memoirs is the story of three Miami high school friends-Milkey, Eric, and angle-who revel in their world of private school privilege and lax parental oversight while living large in the hip hop lifestyle of parties, fast cars, fast boats and easy sex. Miami director Aaron Salgado and producer J.D. Freixas capture the texture and energy of this pulse-pounding tropical paradise as only true insiders could. The cast included many locals and natives, including Garcia-Lorido, Nathalie Martinez (Detroit 1-8-7), Jordi Vilasuso (All My Children), and newcomers J.R. Villarreal and Mikey, Michael Cardelle as Eric and Andres Dominguez as Angel.

Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011