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Nat Chediak Voted As New Programming Director at Coral Gables Art Cinema

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After about an hour and a half meeting today, board members of the Coral Gables Art Cinema confirmed via vote that Nat Chediak will become the organization's new director of programming.

Press were not permitted inside the meeting, but members exiting this morning said it was a positive outcome.

"Some of the events of the past are unfortunate, but we're moving forward," said Secretary Marlin Ebbert. She added that one of the items discussed was keeping internal issues exactly that -- internal.

Last week, an anonymous source told New Times that there was discontent among the board members and executive advisory committee regarding the abrupt resignation of longtime director, Robert Rosenberg.

See also: Local Cinema Icon Nat Chediak Returns to the Miami Film Scene

Chediak, co-founder of the Miami International Film Festival, is known for bringing ground-breaking cinema to local audiences in the festival's early years. He will begin consulting on programming immediately, members say.

"All of us have one goal in mind; we are a community theater, therefore, our goal is the success of [the theater]," said board member Maritza Jacobson. "I think it's got very good possibilities going forward and growing even more than where we are."

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