Fort Lauderdale, FL — Independent Ethos and Choose954 are excited to bring you “Borscht Is Dead,” a series of short films produced by Miami-based filmmaking collective Borscht Corporation — the guys telling Miami stories and redefining cinema in Miami for over a decade through the Borscht Film Festival. They are credited as the connective tissue for bringing the Oscar winning film “Moonlight” to life. The presentation will span the later years of their 13 years of existence as selected by Independent Ethos’ co-founder and chief film critic Hans Morgenstern.
“Their last festival in Miami, Borscht Diez, featured a Viking funeral pyre to destroy hard drives that held old productions from across their history. There was little left to salvage,” notes Morgenstern. “With their death (Borscht Diez being a play on “Borscht Dies”), comes a look backward. There’s nothing like death to take stock via a retrospective.” The inaugural fundraising event held at Fort Lauderdale-based Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale- Formerly Cinema Paradiso on October 19th will benefit IndieEthos.com‘s Knight FoundationArts Challenge to bolster an online blogging platform that gives the world an insider’s peek into Miami’s growing indie film and music scene.
“We are extremely excited and grateful that we have the opportunity to collaborate with Independent Ethos and bring some of Miami’s best film-makers up to Fort Lauderdale for a well-curated evening showcasing some impressive films” says Evan Snow, Choose954’s Co-Founder.