Nat Chediak will discuss co-founding and directing the Miami Film Festival 1984 to 2001 as well as his work as a six-time Grammy-winning music producer of Jazz Latino legend Bebo Valdés.
Six-time Grammy-winning (three Americans and three Latinos) music producer of Cuban greats Bebo Valdes and Chucho Valdés and co-owner with the film director Fernando Treuba of Calle 54 Records, the legendary Nat Chediak is the co-founder and director of the Miami Film Festival (18 years from 1984 to 2001). Beginning at the University of Miami Film Society in 1971, Chediak has programmed numerous Miami art cinemas, including The Cinematheque and Arcadia Cinema, and in 1981 the Miami Film Festival, where he is renowned for first screening for American audiences works by master directors Almodovar, Wenders, Tavernier, Hallstrom, Egoyan, Wargnier, Trueba (father & son!), Kirastami, and many more. He currently is artistic director of the Coral Gables Art Cinema.
"The promised list: 1. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai), 2. Avanti! (Billy Wilder), 3, The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey), 4. Caramel (Nadine Labaki), 5. Opera Prima (Fernando Trueba), 6. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch), 7. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch), 8. They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich), 9. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut), and 10. Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu). These are personal favorites - not a 10 best list. I can watch any of these films repeatedly and be rewarded with new revelations each and every time." — Nat Chediak
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