Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Art Cinema consists of noted industry figures and community leaders.

Steven Krams, Founder

Marlin Ebbert, Chair

Steven Eisenberg, Vice Chair

Brett Horowitz, Treasurer

Gustavo Lopez, Secretary

Midge Blumberg-Krams

David Duckenfield

Mitchell Kaplan

Michael Levitz

Paul Lowenthal

Dr. Flor A. Mayoral

Miroslav Mladenovic

Aura Reinhardt

Frank R. Rodriguez 

Don Slesnick

Executive Advisory Committee

Irela Bague

Marshall Pasternack

Paul Posnak

Gustavo Pupo-Mayo

Staff

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Steven Krams

President & Founder

iceco@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 year; he continues in his role as President and sits on the Board of Directors.


Brenda Moe

Executive Director and Programming Director

brenda@gablescinema.com

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. She served as the Cinema's Administrative Director from January 2017 to October 2018. Brenda became a new mom in late 2017 and her son has been raised in the Cinema. She hopes he'll be taking tickets by 2019. If you see her or him please be sure to say hello.

Favorite Film:
Being There


Michelle A. Humphreys

Communications and Engagement Director

michelle@gablescinema.com

Michelle began her work in non-profit organizations as a wild animal keeper in New York City. She earned a Master’s degree in General Psychology with a focus on Animal Behavior and Conservation from Hunter College. She has worked for Toronto International Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, and in various roles at the Gables Cinema, starting with the organization just a few months after it opened its doors. She returned to the Cinema in late 2018 and to South Florida after living in Canada.


Nelson Junco

Theater Specialist

nelson@gablescinema.com

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.

Favorite Film:
The Artist


Nicolás Casanova

Film Programmer

nicolas@gablescinema.com

Born and raised in Colombia, Nicolás received his bachelor’s degree in Film and Television from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá. In 2017, Nicolás completed first feature – El Culebro: La historia de mi papa, a documentary about his father, the late Hernando "El Culebro" Casanova. Nicolás is currently completing his next feature, a documentary about the indigenous Wayuu people of northern Colombia. He is an active member of the Academia Colombiana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas (ACACC) and the Directores Audiovisuales Sociedad Colombiana (DASC).


Natalí Hernandez

Marketing and Communications Assistant

natali@gablescinema.com

Natalí was born in Miami and has only ever taken occasional, short breaks from being in its immediate vicinity. Her personality primarily revolves around graphic design (her current field of study), eyeshadow, and thrift shopping. She began working at the cinema as a concessionist in 2014, refused to leave, and was eventually promoted. You can usually find her at home, rewatching tv shows she’s already watched way too many times.

Favorite Films:
A Streetcar Named Desire, Heathers, Before Sunrise, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Caroline Williams

Marketing Associate

caroline@gablescinema.com

Caroline is a film enthusiast who spent her teenage years taking photography and art classes. After graduating from Florida International University in 2020, she worked in marketing, where she was able to use her photography skills. Her love for traveling, art, and fashion, have led to many unique experiences around the world. She hopes to start a business selling unique decorative and fashion items made internationally.

Favorite film:
The Talented Mr. Ripley


Heidi Martinez

Front of House Coordinator

heidi@gablescinema.com

Born and raised in Miami, Heidi Martinez considers herself to be a Film Buff and movie theaters are her second home. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Applied Science in Film, Television and Digital Production from the School of Film and Entertainment at MDC. Heidi has several filming experiences and credits under her belt, plus plans in the movie industry that hopefully will come true.

Favorite Films:
The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coco, Moulin Rouge, Inglourious Basterds, Rear Window and Beetlejuice



Angel Mendez

Departments Coordinator

angel@gablescinema.com

For as long as he can remember, Angel has been fascinated by movies. He was born in the Dominican Republic but grew up in Miami, spending most of his time perusing the aisles of Blockbuster Video in search of new worlds to explore. The bough broke when Angel began making short films with the family's video camera. It became clear that he would be interested in little else, so it was agreed that Angel should travel to New York City to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University. In the years since, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker. Today, he can be found roaming the corridors of the cinema, working hard to bring great movies to Floridians who desperately need them.