The screenings and events this year are so plentiful and thought-provoking that one can only scratch the surface of the programming in this space. In addition to the main event -- a major screening of shorts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday -- Borscht will premiere Scarface Redux, a crowdsourced remake of Brian De Palma's iconic Miami-based film, pieced together with 15-to-20-second clips. Other highlights include a welcome dinner and keynote speech in Stiltsville, a pet-friendly outdoor screening of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and plenty of cult and classic film screenings at Gramps and the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Then there's "the Multiverse," Borscht's interpretation of a theme park, featuring arcade games, three hours of film screenings, and interactive experiences such as a virtual visit to Cuba via Oculus Rift.
Borscht founder/minister of the interior Lucas Leyva explains the idea behind creating a film experience that rises above a series of movie screenings. "In Miami -- and I don't mean this condescendingly at all -- things need to be kind of an event to go to," he says, "so we try to build stuff as a physical event that's as fun and important as the films themselves."