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
Dr. Flor A. Mayoral
Frank R. Rodriguez
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 year; he continues in his role as President and sits on the Board of Directors.
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.
Born and raised in rural Alabama, April is a writer, filmmaker, and educator who has lived in Miami for almost 10 years. Currently a master's candidate at Harvard where she studies Arts in Education, April received her M.F.A. in Motion Pictures at the University of Miami. She's worked in higher education for 15 years, serving as a program director, writer, and film lecturer. Her creative work has received support from Sundance Institute, Knight Foundation, Firelight Media, International Documentary Association, Oolite Arts, and many others.
Swimming Pool, Welcome to Nollywood, The Negotiator, Until the Quiet Comes, and anything by Garrett Bradley.
Michelle A. Humphreys
Communications and Engagement Directormichelle@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.
Elevator to the Gallows
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.
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Fountain, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer & Never Let Me Go
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.
Marketing and Communications Assistantnatali@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, re watching tv shows she’s already watched way too many times.
A Streetcar Named Desire, Heathers, Before Sunrise, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Senior Show Leadheidi@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.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coco, Moulin Rouge, Inglourious Basterds, Rear Window and Beetlejuice