Film & TV

Borscht Film Festival: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF

When Borscht 8 wrapped up Saturday night, just about every person pouring out of the Arsht Center had a smile on his face.

The festival, which screened 20 films in total, drew a sizable, vocal crowd who cheered on their favorite films and filmmakers. And with good reason -- even if you weren't entirely taken with every single film on the big screen this year (and we weren't), there was something to enjoy about just about every single one of them, from the trippy, minute-long TREX, featuring a cartoon woman knifing a series of objects, to Waiting For Berta, a granny murder plot set against the death of Fidel Castro. (Sadly, Cultist writer Arielle Castillo didn't make the final cut.)

The general consensus: That Borscht's eighth film festival was its most satisfying collection of films to date. Read on to find out why.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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