ASK THE EXPERT
Q: What sparked your interest in film?
A: I saw a lot of movies when I was very young that I probably shouldn’t have seen, but they made me who I am.
Q: Why did you decide to start the Secret Celluloid Society?
A: To have an opportunity to [show films] that normally wouldn’t get played in a movie theater, that normally wouldn’t have a shot. Q: What's happening in Miami's film scene? A: Miami now is one of the capitals for revival films and for 35mm screenings. We are Miami’s longest running midnight movie series. New York and Los Angeles have had this long history of counterculture and abstract thinking, but Miami is new to the game. That’s how "Moonlight" happened. It’s a wonderful time to be in Miami.
Q: You recently won a grant from the Knight Foundation. What for?
A: We are ripping the projection booth out of the cinema [and bringing] it to different neighborhoods and spaces. "Waterworld" was screened on a barge out on Biscayne Bay, as spectators watched from kayaks and boats.
Q: What are your must-do for first-time visitors?
A: Coral Castle, eat Cuban food and attend a screening at O Cinema, where they have a VHS store in the lobby.
Q: What's next?
A: The revival of the Secret Celluloid Society roadshow, but now in 35mm and continuing the Saturday midnight shows we have become (in)famous for.
“Coral Castle, eating Cuban food and seeing a screening at O Cinema are must-dos for firsttime visitors.”