Wednesday, December 17- Sunday, December 21, 2014
Borscht is an open-source collaborative dedicated to telling Miami stories.
Through commission grants, film production, web projects, myth-making, and idiosyncratic events (including the biannual Borscht Film Festival), Borscht redefines the stereotypically insipid depiction of our city in the mainstream media. The Borscht Film Festival is proud to be supported by a Arts Challenge Grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to continue "forging the cinematic identity of Miami both locally and globally," in its mission to "redefine Miami in cinema and vice-versa."
(Shirley's Cinema is located inside of Gramps)
176 NW 24TH ST.
Miami, FL, 33127)
Wednesday December 17th
Indie Film Club Miami Screening
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
Miami Filmmakers Collective Screening
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
Miami Filmmakers Unite! Opening Night Party
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!
Little Strong: Jose El Rey Retrospective
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
Night Mystery Miami Movie #1
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
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
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
Hector. LA Screening and Criterion Collection Release Party
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
Salon de (secret)
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.
Late Night Mystery Miami Movie #2
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
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
Law for Artists and Filmmakers
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
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..
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
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
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
Regional Film Showcase: New Orleans
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
No Seasons Pool Party
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
Michael Arcos Retrospective
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
Late Night Mystery Miami Movie #3
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
Regional Film Showcase: Weird NorthWest
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
Regional Film Showcase: Native American & Indigenous Communities
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
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
Borscht 9 Official After Party
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 21st
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
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
13th Street and the Ocean
Sunshine, sand, ocean, dolphins. Come outside, jump in the water, have a sandwich. Nature, remember?Event // Free
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
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