Speaking InCinemawith Local Women Filmmakers

Earlier this month, Miami Beach Cinematheque with the support of the Knight Foundation, launched the seventh installment of the filmmaker discussion series, “Speaking In Cinema”. The series engage audiences in the appreciation and analysis of cinema as language and art, rather than escapist entertainment. In the past, the bi-monthly event has featured a local film critic, an out-of-town film critic, and a guest filmmaker. This year, they highlighted the works of three different Miami-based filmmakers at each installment, led by a visiting film expert, Filmmaker Magazine Editor in Chief Scott Macaulay.
Today we will introduce you to three of the filmmakers chosen.

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THE Magic City'sVanishing Venues Act

Miami became the “Magic City” in the early 1900’s due to its rapid development, apparently rising out of the sea as a full blown city seemingly overnight. But now, that same rapidity is perverting the soul of the city and performing a vanishing act with our most vibrant and historical entertainment venues.

DISCLAIMER: I am just another local artist but unlike transplanted locals, I was born and raised in Miami. I have experienced these things first hand and can see how they’re affecting our tight-knit community. Please allow me to elaborate on my slack-jawed, “Wow!” Well, it must have taken one helluva powerful magic potion with a vast variety of spices to concoct something that would slowly fool this city. Here’s the recipe.

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