Tonight the O Cinema in Miami’s Wynwood District was the last night of a week long celebration of Rakontur‘s 10 Year Celebration. Having landed in Miami last night and knowing the event was sold out, I popped by in the hopes of grabbing a spare ticket. This is a night I didn’t want to miss! Rakontur are the guys that brought us Cocaine Cowboys and The U – and tonight was the Q & A of how it was all done.
Tonight we got to see trailers and teasers on Rakontur‘s upcoming films.
When asked if their films made any money, they answered with “Success is being able to work again.” And that they are! These guys make awesome films about the transformation of Miami and allow the storyteller to tell their tale without the use of a script or narrator.
They are creating Cocaine Cowboys: Los Muchachos – a remix of the remix!
Broke, a film about how professional athletes end up squandering their multi-million dollar salaries before they’ve retired, which will screen at the Tribeca International Film Festival in May as a “work in progress” and will premiere on ESPN in the fall.
Dawg Fight, a backyard fighting circuit in Perrine (Miami), mixes astonishing fight sequences with a portrait of a neighborhood’s unique culture.
The Ponzi State, an epic-scale look at corruption in Florida, from housing fraud to pill mills, told from the perspective of the people who lived it.