French-speaking, or in someway French-related, people living in Miami answering the question, "What is existential Miami?" This included Creole speaking Haitians, French Canadians, people from other French colonies, people who have been to Paris, eaten French fries or even just had a poodle. They answered in French, English and Creole or a mix. We had two open calls where we invited people to answer the question – one at the Little Haiti Cultural Center and another at the Buena Vista Deli. We visited a few people who couldn't make it to either.
This, really, is my first film. And if not that, it's at least the first film I shot on the Canon EOS 70D. The entire story is that I've made these first three movies to learn iMovie. The opportunity came about when Mary Luft of Tigertail Productions asked me to submit a 5 minute Culture Click for the 2015 FLA FRA Florida/France Festival. I submitted three ideas and told her to choose one, and instead she asked me to do all three. "What is existential MIami was one of those.
All three were screened at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, OnStage Black Box, 2901 West Flagler St, Miami on April 17, 2015 prior the Gypsy jazz guitarist Adrien Moignard concert.
the other two movies
2. NO EXIT
Sartre's most well-known play, NO EXIT with a cast of faux French condiments & foods. Sartre wrote the absurdist play, NO EXIT. In this black & white film noir short, Randy Burman poses the question, "Was it absurd enough?"
3. Random Bag-ACTS of Culture
The director's love of typography and baguettes are evident in this animated short where some well-known (C'est la vie) as well as some slightly more obscure (Pisser dans un violon) French phrases are spelled out in baguettes.