Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000

Miami Basel: Art’s Winter Playground

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Aaron Glickman

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 71min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Documentary Achievement Award, Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award

It was the year 2002 when Miami Beach welcomed the arrival of Art Basel with arms wide open, a bright and invigorating breath of fresh air for Miami’s cultural landscape, which had for so long been described as a stagnant, unexciting wasteland in the art world. Art Basel turned out to be a game changer, having enormous economic, social, and cultural repercussions that have transformed all of South Florida.

Miami Basel: Art’s Winter Playground explores the origins of the fair, going as far back as the ’80s and ’90s to paint a picture of the disheartening art scene in Miami in those days. Art collectors, curators and politicians explain the true stroke of genius it was, and the sheer force-of-will it took, to bring the world’s most famous art fair to Miami Beach — and how this one outlandish idea was all it took to conjure up a cultural phenomenon that has grown well beyond a single fair and into an arts happening that brings the entire art world to a single location for a week.


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Director: Aaron Glickman
Producer: Dana Rubin, Jordan Levy
Executive Producer: Joshua Liemer
Production Company: Vista World Link

Music: Afrobeta, Haute Tension, Alec Kreisberg, Aramis Lorie
Cinematographer: Jordan Levy
Editor: Aaron Glickman

Cast: Craig Robins, Norman Braman, Bonnie Clearwater, Sarah Arison, Jorge Perez, Rosa de la Cruz, Sam Keller

Aaron Glickman

Aaron Glickman is a director and producer native to Miami. He has worked in South Florida media for the past 13 years, a time which he has spent documenting a regional transformation predicated on art and design. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Miami Basel: Art’s Winter Playground (2019) marks his directorial debut.