Boniato is Spanish for Caribbean sweet potato, a common cash crop.
Boniato is a short film by Miami-based and bred filmmakers Eric Mainade and The Meza Brothers.
Boniato is about an illegal migrant worker who decides it’s time to move on from picking crops and find a better job. Little does she know, insidious supernatural forces have a different plan for her. Some borders aren't meant to be crossed. It premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews.
Boniato, "the creepiest short film of the year," is now finally **FREE ONLINE** as both Short of the Week and a "Vimeo Staff Pick."
Only watch it if you like stories of illegal immigrants, motorcycles, witches, monsters, and/or epic knife fights. Turn off the lights and turn up the sound.
OR, if you want to watch a movie with other humans in the same dark room...
LOCALS: We are doing a little, free screening tonight at the Bill Cosford Cinema on the UM Campus of a film called "collective:unconscious." It is the first anthology film to ever premiere in competition at SXSW, wherein five acclaimed filmmakers adapt each other's dreams for the screen. How weird does it get? Rolling Stone says: "It's like nothing you've ever seen with your eyes open."
Event starts at 9 PM and is FREE with RSVP.
ALSO FOR LOCALS: Sundance is coming back to Miami! "Apply by today's deadline" to develop your documentary project in one of their workshops next month. "Do it!"
See you tonight mb?
PS. Moonlight continues its rampage across the country, opening nationwide this week. If you still haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? If you already saw it, here is a pic of Miami-native, director Barry Jenkins hanging out w some new pals. Maybe they can convince you to see it again?