Jorge Rubiera’s ‘Birdwatchers’ Trailer

By | April 14th, 2011 | No Comments

Jorge Rubiera, frontman of Can’t Stop and drummer of Animal Tropical, has a film called Birdwatchers in the Borscht Film Festival (Saturday, April 23, Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall). According to an interview Rubiera gave Cultist, it has almost no dialogue (a few snippets of Spanish here and there), no specific setting (North America? South America? Central America? the Caribbean?), no actors (it stars local musicians as conquistadores), and no plot as such (something about wearing leather in the tropics). What it does have, judging from this freshly cut trailer, is gorgeous images and a score full of horsehair.

Then there’s Jillian Mayer’s The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke.

In other cities, that footage alone would tank Unc’s mayoral bid. In Miami, his Borscht screening may make him the Conquistador of the Magic City.

Check out the rest of the films in the Borscht program at

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