Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Art Cinema consists of noted industry figures and community leaders.
Steven Krams, Founder
Gustavo Pupo-Mayo, Chairman
Carlos Garcia, Vice Chairman
Brett Horowitz, Treasurer
Marlin Ebbert, Secretary
Executive Advisory Committee
President & Foundericeco@aol.com
Steven Krams has been involved in motion pictures since childhood when he started collecting 16 and 35mm films over 50 years ago. He attended the University of Miami School of Radio Television and Film, and first worked as a TV broadcast engineer in South Florida. He owns both Magna-Tech Electronic, a supplier and installer of cinema projection and sound systems in theaters worldwide, and Continental Film & Digital Labs, South Florida’s premiere professional film and digital services center. The non-profit Coral Gables Cinematheque was founded by Mr. Krams in 2006 with the purpose of developing and running the new Coral Gables Art Cinema, which opened in October of 2010. Mr. Krams served as Executive Director and President of the Board of the Coral Gables Art Cinema for three years; he continues in his role as Executive and sits on the Board of Directors.
Director of Programmingnat@gablescinema.com
Nat is the dean of South Florida’s film exhibitors. He was the founder of the Miami Film Festival and served as its director for eighteen years (1984–2001). He is also the author of Diccionario de Jazz Latino and a three-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy music producer.
Trouble in Paradise
A Cuban-born émigré, Javier has lived in Miami his whole life with a brief stint in New York City while he pursued a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing (concentration in TV) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. When not watching films, Javier usually has some headphones in blasting progressive rock from the 70's. Other times he's writing Python scripts to automate his entire workday - though it hasn't happened yet.
Hailing from rural Washington State, Brenda cut her teeth in non-profit work and film production in New York City. Her love of film was cultivated while working with some of the industry’s finest as Associate Director of SCENARIOS USA. Upon moving to Miami she served as VP of Operations at Openfilm.com and Head of Acquisition/Distribution at Magna-Tech Entertainment. An avid traveler, don’t hesitate to ask her for itinerary suggestions if you love off the beaten path adventure. She loves goofy movies; you’ll find her at the Cinema quoting a Chris Farley film, or Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo regularly.
Artist Director - Miami Film Development Projectronald@gablescinema.com
Ronald is an American film director, screenwriter, playwright and satirist born in Miami, FL. Baez has penned a variety of short and long format works including a variety of web-series, short films, one-act and three-act stage plays, and over 10 feature length screenplays, a handful of which he has directed and produced. His production and directorial credits include commercials, short films, multi-media projects, music videos, a variety of feature-length films, including his feature-length directorial debut, Future 86 or: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right. Aside from his work as a writer and director, Baez is also the designer and Program Manager of the Miami Film Development Project, an arts initiative aimed at assisting filmmakers in South Florida.
A tie between Moonrise Kingdom & Dr. Strangelove.
Elizabeth has lived in the sleepy neighborhood of Miami Springs, FL. for much of her life. She is an avid traveler & theatre lover. In previous lives, she participated in ethnographic fieldwork, bio-archaeological excavations & helped refugees find employment.
Some of her favorite films include Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Fountain, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer & Never Let Me Go.
Carolina was born and raised in Miami, FL. She received a BFA dual-degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, MA. When Cara is not keeping the Cinema's social media bustling, she is a volunteer botanist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami. She also likes video games.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Nelson is from Havana, Cuba where he studied accounting. In Miami, he took an English course at Miami Dade College. Nelson has previously worked at International Cinema Equipment and worked as a Theater Manager-Projectionist at the Tower Theater.
Reginald Desjardins is from Miami, FL and has spent all his life in Little Havana. He is currently attending Miami-Dade Wolfson. Previously he was a supervisor for the Miami Heat store. Currently, aside from working at the cinema or studying, Reginald is an avid stand-up comedian.
The Raid: Redemption
Born in Mexico City, Lillian lived, studied and worked there until mid 70's when she moved to Miami. Lillian is also fully bilingual (English/Spanish). Her previous work has always been in the accounting field, although in the for profit sector. In Lillian's free time she enjoys mystery novels (Martha Grimes, Lee Child, Michael Connelly), listening to classical music (Liszt, Verdi, Chopin) and painting (oils).
Song Without End, Sabrina, The Full Monty, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The King and I and The Sound of Music.