festival program / Knight Marimbas Award



Israel "Reefa" Hernandez is an 18-year-old Colombian immigrant and award-winning artist with a bright future. He is spending his last summer in Miami with friends, family and his new girl Frankie before hopefully moving to New York on an art scholarship. That summer, anxieties emerge twofold: Israel and his family nervously await their Green Cards while he desperately seeks recognition for his art. On August 6, 2013, as Israel spray paints one last wall, a fatal encounter leaves his family devastated, the Miami community outraged, and the country reeling from another case of police brutality.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by FlixLatino and ViendoMovies Available with Xfinity.

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Olympia Theater

Director Bio

Jessica Kavana Dornbusch is a writer and director best known for her film Love and Debate (06), a coming of age story based on her experiences as Miami high schooler and college debater. She is determined to continue making made-in Miami stories and as such founded Adir 26 Films.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Jessica Kavana Dornbusch
  • Producer(s)
    Ed Arenas, Elayne Keratsis, George Perez, Alejandro Suaya, Cindy Teperman
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Jessica Kavana Dornbusch
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Mike McGowan
  • Cast
    Tyler Dean Flores, Clara McGregor, Cinthya Carmona, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, José Zúñiga, George Sear, Ricardo Chavira, Ezana Alem

Film Info

  • Year
  • Category
  • Country
    United States
  • Run-Time
    96 min
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Subtitles