Borscht Film Festival's 2012 Events: A Hypnotist, a Chris Bosh Tribute, and a Celebrity Animal Petting Zoo
Saturday, Dec. 15
Regional Film Summit: South Africa: Infamous director Sean Metelerkamp (Die Antwoord, Death Grips) presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of South Africa, followed by an interactive element.
12-1:30pm, Miami Beach Cinematheque
"Rising Tide" Screening: Miami is in the middle of a cultural explosion. Filmed during the lead up to Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011, Rising Tide is a story about the visual artists who live and work in this emerging art city. This documentary takes you inside the working worlds of these unique creative talents and serves as the perfect introduction to the history and trajectory of Miami's creative development.
1:30 - 3pm, Miami Beach Cinematheque
Borscht 8: It's the main event! Borscht 8 is a screening of short films commissioned specifically for the event. These shorts are made both by locals and in collaboration with visiting filmmakers from other regions, all of them made in Miami in the spirit of micro-budget independent filmmaking. Featuring new works by Amy Seimetz, Adan Jodorowsky, Jillian Mayer, Sean Metelerkamp, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and more.
8pm - midnight, Arsht Center Ziff Opera House
Borscht's Auris After Party
Starting at midnight, Grand Central
Sunday, Dec. 16
Regional Film Summit: Missouri: Producer Kim Sherman presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of Missouri.
1:30-3pm, O Cinema
Lunch & Petting Zoo: Enjoy lunch in a petting zoo outside the cinema, featuring the biggest stars of regional filmmaking, such as the pigs from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and international superstar Shivers TheDog.
3-4pm, O Cinema
Regional Film Summit: Havana: Recently defected filmmaker Laimir Fano presents 90 minutes of work indicative of work that has never been seen outside of Cuba.
4-5:30pm, O Cinema
Regional Film Summit: East Oregon: Ian Clark (East Oregon Film Festival) presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of Eastern Oregon, followed by an interactive element.
9:30-11pm, Miami Beach Cinematheque
Regional Film Summit: Philadelphia: Vic Reznik presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of Philadelphia, as well as the unveiling of his plans to create Borscht Philly.
11pm - 12:30am, Miami Beach Cinematheque