Miami Film Festival

Miami International Film Festival's "Home Movies": Films By Locals

"You know what I love about Miami? Everybody's dirty. And if you want to make any money, you gotta get dirty too."

This line of dialogue, from Jokes Yanes' screenplay to his intense Miami-shot directorial debut Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, may as well be the film's thesis statement. At more than two hours, it's an ambitious first feature, full of hot bodies and dangerous drugs, where disparate characters such as a tow truck driver pilfering valuables from vehicles, some Russian faux-mobsters, and a 15-year-old girl escaping into a hedonistic adult world converge in the Magic City. The movie captures the bright, fast pulse of familiar, lurid metropolis at night.

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