When he joined a fraternity in freshman year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Miami native Alejandro Victor Pallares never imagined someday he’d be shooting a film about the process.
On Nov. 11, 2015, the Chinese “Double 11” shopping day (like “Cyber Monday” in the U.S.), when Chinese girls were busy spending on clothes, Mingtian was desperate for money to complete her thesis film in the University of Miami School of Communication’s Master of Fine Arts program.
Faced with a $15,000 shortage, the 24-year-old from Beijing decided to do crowdfunding on WeChat, the Chinese version of Instagram.
Dr. Christina Lane, chair of the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media and director for the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Pictures Studies, is introducing a screening of Frank Sinatra’s A Hole in the Head and holding a Q&A for HistoryMiami on February 18 at 5:30 p.m.
In a strip mall on Eighth Street in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, there’s a typical Cuban coffee shop named Pablo’s Cafecito. The only way to get a seat at the counter is to put on your Oculus.
Ayiti Images, a traveling Florida film series, ends its successful 2014-2015 run with a double-feature screening about the Haitian experience. The concept of Ayiti Images birthed from a burning desire to educate and project an authentic voice that depicts the Haitian experience from a humanistic perspective through the use of film and discussion. The screenings will be held at six locations beginning with the University of Miami at 6:30 p.m.
By Barbara Gutierrez
The camera work of University of Miami Professor Ed Talavera, chair of the Cinema and Interactive Media department, will be on display during this year’s Miami International Film Festival’s Culinary Cinema along with the marvelous cuisine of Peruvian chef extraordinaire Gaston Acurio.