CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Lent Day 16 Art/Music/Film Fest "Auteur Explosion"

Underlab Studios’ emerging artist movement of South Florida, Auteur Explosion IV, blasts-off Friday, March 27 from 9:00 pm ‘till 2:00 am at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Talent ranges from the gamut of art's genres including: filmmakers, singers, songwriters, artists, music producers & engineers, poets, martial artists, world renowned DJs, B-Boys, fire-spinners, belly dancers, comedians, clothing lines, power jewelry, and more.

“The monthly event is growing in popularity. Not only does Auteur Explosion create an outlet for the local artists but the community is really enjoying the experience of viewing their art, film and listening to the local bands. Over 200 people attend monthly now. We’re proud to part of this movement.” Commented Hal Axler, Executive Director of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and Cinema Paradiso, who agreed to donate the theatre in hopes to see area artists flourish.

General admission is only $5 to attend. There is no cost to artists featuring their work and new talent interested in becoming part of the event should contact Dawn Dubriel at . For more event details and directions to Cinema Paradiso, please visit

The March 27 line-up will be hosted by Robbio and includes:

* Bands: Marc Solomon 9-9:20PM , Coffee House Gypsies 9:30-9:55 PM, City of God: 10:00-10:30PM, and Vive le Vox 10:30 -11:00PM
* Art Exhibits by: Pamela & Blanca Fuentes, and Katie Sottak
* Films begin at 11:15 PM with the World Premiere of ADELINE, a Redawn Production, presented by Underlab Studios and directed by Dawn Dubriel. Written by Rick Santese.
* Additional short films and featurettes include: TEMPO by Alan Darnay, THE GIFTER by Sean Wright, EMPTY REALMS by Dark Tale Productions, and three films by Eric Valdez - SMILE, 300 POUNDS, and EXTENDED TOUR. More films to come (Vanessa Rolf) & (GoldDickeson Productions)

Local filmmaker and video producer, Dawn Dubriel and partner J. Vinazza – also a local filmmaker and animator, created Auteur Explosion. Their partnership now extends beyond the monthly event, as Vinazza proposed to Dawn the night of the very first Auteur Explosion, in December of 2008.

“We’ve been together for 3 years, and our common goal has brought us even closer together. We always felt there was a growing need to raise awareness of the local, amazing, and abundant flavour of South Florida’s culture and to do this we needed to find a way to build a cohesive art community.” Explained Dawn.

J. Vinazza chimed in, “New York and Los Angeles take pride in their talent and offer artists outlets for that community to bond, to expose their work and have an opportunity to grow. South Florida has a wealth of untapped talent and if we are to be taken serious, to be recognized here and outside Florida, Dawn and I felt that we needed to create the same type of movement here.” Vinazza added, “Its working and it’s worth the countless hours we spend outside of our jobs to put this monthly event together.”

Area businesses and film schools are also seeing the value in Auteur Explosion, trendy store indie art store, Pink Ghost, maintains a booth at the event and now consign local artist’s work at their store, located at Riverfront in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, Palm Beach Film School and, Miami Film School have all jumped on board by providing some of their student films.

Cinema Paradiso, is conveniently located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It’s hip, trendy yet offers an old world charm suiting to the senses of the art community. The charming 200 + seat theatre, with outside patio also has the capacity to contain the constant influx of new and local talent at the monthly Auteur Explosion. Plus it offers concessions, a full bar, and the best popcorn in town!
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