Stories with 'Miami International Film Festival' tag

Meet Kenny Riches, Miami’s breakout indie filmmaker

Kenny Riches is the writer and director of “The Strongest Man,” a distinctly Miami film that debuted at Sundance this year and will have its east coast premiere during the Miami International Film Festival. With its quirky antiheroes, dark comedy, and a setting in a multilingual Miami removed from the glitz and glamor of most on-screen portrayals of the city, The Strongest Man has drawn comparisons to the films of Wes Anderson and the hipster classic “Napoleon Dynamite.” Meet the Miami writer/director who’s making big moves on the big screen.

/ March 3, 2015

Meet the filmmakers who captured “13 Million Voices” in Cuba

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.

/ February 26, 2015