Miki Maniaco

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Fri, Sep 2 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Sep 3 3:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Sep 3 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Sep 4 3:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Sep 4 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Sep 5 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Sep 6 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Sep 7 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Sep 8 7:00 PM

Description

MIKI MANIACO follows Miki and his friends as they grapple with reality after being cast away from a world of magic and unfulfilled dreams. Now depressed and stuck somewhere in South Florida, the trio looks back at an era of fame and glory that will never come back.

 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT:

Miki Maniaco is a feature film that tells us about exile and what is disposable from the point of human view and personal relationships. As a Latin American artist, I grew up with a very local, and to a certain extent, my own conception of what the dream meant to be American; a dream that is demonstrated with: advancement, triumph, and success.

Miki Maniaco is inspired by iconic characters, those who for me as a child represented the fantasy, within a magical world where everything was possible. When I grew up and moved to the United States, I understood in a more profound and more personal way, the meaning of the “Dream Americano”, what it implies, and what is behind that search. A dream that is tied to an economic and political reality of a country.

Miki Maniaco is a feature film that plays with black humor, with fantasy and with the honesty of the characters, where there are no taboos, nor fear of saying what they feel and that they have lived As Miki characters, Mimi and Donalt want to tell and share their stories after having been forgotten, abused, banished, and discarded by a system that advances like an avalanche, where history goes into the background.

Miki Maniaco was filmed in the territorial waters of Florida, a state that has always been known to be a place of transition and retirement in the country.

Behind a costume, there is a story. Miki Maniaco is an irreverent critic of the use of images and their language. A way to reveal myself to the American dream and undertake the true pursuit of happiness, which goes beyond success and money.

– Carla Forte