Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Art Cinema consists of noted industry figures and community leaders.

Steven Krams, Founder

Gustavo Pupo-Mayo, Chairman

Carlos Garcia, Vice Chairman

Brett Horowitz, Treasurer

Marlin Ebbert, Secretary

Midge Blumberg-Krams

Mitchell Kaplan

Gustavo Lopez

Miroslav Mladenovic

Lee Osiason

Aura Reinhardt

Ana Siegel

Myra Silverstein

Don Slesnick

David Smith

Executive Advisory Committee

Irela Bague

Michael Bander

David Duckenfield

Marshall Pasternack

Paul Posnak

 

Staff


Steven Krams

President & Founder

iceco@aol.com

Steven Krams has been involved in motion pictures since childhood when he started collecting 16 and 35mm films over 50 years ago. He attended the University of Miami School of Radio Television and Film, and first worked as a TV broadcast engineer in South Florida. He owns both Magna-Tech Electronic, a supplier and installer of cinema projection and sound systems in theaters worldwide, and Continental Film & Digital Labs, South Florida’s premiere professional film and digital services center. The non-profit Coral Gables Cinematheque was founded by Mr. Krams in 2006 with the purpose of developing and running the new Coral Gables Art Cinema, which opened in October of 2010. Mr. Krams served as Executive Director and President of the Board of the Coral Gables Art Cinema for three years; he continues in his role as Executive and sits on the Board of Directors.


Nat Chediak

Director of Programming

nat@gablescinema.com

Nat is the dean of South Florida’s film exhibitors. He was the founder of the Miami Film Festival and served as its director for eighteen years (1984–2001). He is also the author of Diccionario de Jazz Latino and a three-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy music producer.

Favorite Film:
Trouble in Paradise


Javier Chavez

Associate Director

javier@gablescinema.com

A Cuban-born émigré, Javier has lived in Miami his whole life with a brief stint in New York City while he pursued a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing (concentration in TV) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. When not watching films, Javier usually has some headphones in blasting progressive rock from the 70's. Other times he's writing Python scripts to automate his entire workday - though it hasn't happened yet.

Favorite Film:
Seven Samurai


Ben Delgado

Associate Director

ben@gablescinema.com

Born in Indiana, Ben is a Mexican-American with a voracious appetite for the cinematic arts. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a Masters in Arts Policy and Administration concentrating in nonprofit art cinemas. An avid cyclist, Delgado braves the Miami drivers on his bike to and from work daily and worked with the city to get the Gables Cinema its official Bike Friendly Business certification. If you see Ben around the halls of the CGAC, say hi, and feel free to chat about the last artisanal potato chip you had or the latest Deafheaven record.

Favorite Film:
The Passion of Joan of Arc


Ronald Baez

Artist Director - Miami Film Development Project

ronald@gablescinema.com

Ronald is an American film director, screenwriter, playwright and satirist born in Miami, FL. Baez has penned a variety of short and long format works including a variety of web-series, short films, one-act and three-act stage plays, and over 10 feature length screenplays, a handful of which he has directed and produced. His production and directorial credits include commercials, short films, multi-media projects, music videos, a variety of feature-length films, including his feature-length directorial debut, Future 86 or: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right. Aside from his work as a writer and director, Baez is also the designer and Program Manager of the Miami Film Development Project, an arts initiative aimed at assisting filmmakers in South Florida.

Favorite Film:
A tie between Moonrise Kingdom & Dr. Strangelove.


Elizabeth Dedios

Operations Manager

elizabeth@gablescinema.com

Elizabeth has lived in the sleepy neighborhood of Miami Springs, FL. for much of her life. She is an avid traveler & theatre lover. In previous lives, she participated in ethnographic fieldwork, bio-archaeological excavations & helped refugees find employment.

Favorite Film:
Some of her favorite films include Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Fountain, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer & Never Let Me Go.


Carolina Mayo

Marketing Coordinator

carolina@gablescinema.com

Carolina was born and raised in Miami, FL. She received a BFA duel-degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, MA. When Cara is not keeping the Cinema's social media bustling, she is a volunteer botanist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami. She also likes video games.

Favorite Film:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind


Nelson Junco

Theater Manager

nelson@gablescinema.com

Nelson is from Havana, Cuba where he studied accounting. In Miami, he took an English course at Miami Dade College. Nelson has previously worked at International Cinema Equipment and worked as a Theater Manager-Projectionist at the Tower Theater.

Favorite Film:
The Artist


Reginald Desjardins

Front-of-House Manager

reginald@gablescinema.com

Reginald Desjardins is from Miami, FL and has spent all his life in Little Havana. He is currently attending Miami-Dade Wolfson. Previously he was a supervisor for the Miami Heat store. Currently, aside from working at the cinema or studying, Reginald is an avid stand-up comedian.

Favorite Film:
The Raid: Redemption


Lillian Davis

Bookkeeper

lillian@gablescinema.com

Born in Mexico City, Lillian lived, studied and worked there until mid 70's when she moved to Miami. Lillian is also fully bilingual (English/Spanish). Her previous work has always been in the accounting field, although in the for profit sector. In Lillian's free time she enjoys mystery novels (Martha Grimes, Lee Child, Michael Connelly), listening to classical music (Liszt, Verdi, Chopin) and painting (oils).

Favorite Films:
Song Without End, Sabrina, The Full Monty, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The King and I and The Sound of Music.