The Borscht Film Festival and media group Rakontur, both Miami-based, have landed their short film, Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Written by Borscht's "Minister of the Interior" Lucas Leyva and directed by Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer, the film premiered back in April at Borscht 7, which drew a sell-out crowd to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
A modern Miami adaptation of the 1962 French short film, La Jetee, Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke stars former 2 Live Crew frontman and recent Miami mayoral candidate Luther Campbell. It recounts his actual rise to fame and experience winning an obscenity case against the Crew's 1989 album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, and then transitions to a fictional past in which Campbell becomes Miami's savior and mayor. (In real life, Campbell lost his mayoral bid and then endorsed the eventual runner-up, Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina.)
To read more about the film, visit Beached Miami.