When it comes to international films, Miami is becoming one of epicenters for Latin cinema, from the film festivals that are attracting internationally renown movies to the filmgoers packing local theaters showing Spanish-language films.
With daring designs and landmark buildings, Arquitectonica’s Fort family has been iconic on Miami’s skyline and around the globe for decades. Now, siblings Raymond and Marisa Fort are bringing the family’s attention to a smaller project that hits much closer to home — redeveloping their own neighborhood, Coconut Grove.
The Spam Allstars have been defining Miami’s music scene since 1995, blending classic Latin and Caribbean influences with fresh electronic experimentation in a distinctly Miami mélange that has made them popular the world over and made them our city’s quintessential local band. Get to know these great musicians, learn their backstory, and celebrate 20 years of Spam at an anniversary concert on March 25.
Brother and sister filmmaking and activist team Chris and Janelle Gueits are passionate about Cubans and the Cuban-American experience. Their film “13 Million Voices,” a documentary about a 2009 concert for peace in Cuba, freedom of expression and the experience of Cuban youth, debuts at Miami International Film Festival on March 11. Find out what this dynamic duo learned about their heritage, and why they chose to take on this ambitious project.