Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Art Cinema consists of noted industry figures and community leaders.
Steven Krams, Founder
Marlin Ebbert, Chair
Steven Eisenberg, Vice Chair
Brett Horowitz, Treasurer
Gustavo Lopez, Secretary
Frank R. Rodriguez
Executive Advisory Committee
President & Foundericeco@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 year; he continues in his role as President and sits on the Board of Directors.
Executive Director and Programming Directorbrenda@gablescinema.com
Hailing from rural Washington State, Brenda cut her teeth in non-profit work and film production in New York City. Her love of film was cultivated while working with some of the industry’s finest as Associate Director of SCENARIOS USA. Upon moving to Miami she served as VP of Operations at Openfilm.com and Head of Acquisition/Distribution at Magna-Tech Entertainment. She served as the Cinema's Administrative Director from January 2017 to October 2018. Brenda became a new mom in late 2017 and her son has been raised in the Cinema. She hopes he'll be taking tickets by 2019. If you see her or him please be sure to say hello.
Michelle A. Humphreys
Communications and Engagement Directormichelle@gablescinema.com
Michelle began her work in non-profit organizations as a wild animal keeper in New York City. She earned a Master’s degree in General Psychology with a focus on Animal Behavior and Conservation from Hunter College. She has worked for Toronto International Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, and in various roles at the Gables Cinema, starting with the organization just a few months after it opened its doors. She returned to the Cinema in late 2018 after living in Canada.
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.
Max is a Cuban American actor, photographer, and film enthusiast. He has worked in theaters for over three years and loves meeting people with a passion for films. He loves films of all types, from romance films like In the Mood for Love to dark movies like Dogville and The Lobster. He's lived in Coral Gables his whole life and has been a big fan of the cinema for many years. He is very excited to give his hard work and love of film to the Coral Gables community.
Born and raised in Colombia, Nicolás received his bachelor’s degree in Film and Television from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá. In 2017, Nicolás completed first feature – El Culebro: La historia de mi papa, a documentary about his father, the late Hernando "El Culebro" Casanova. Nicolás is currently completing his next feature, a documentary about the indigenous Wayuu people of northern Colombia. He is an active member of the Academia Colombiana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas (ACACC) and the Directores Audiovisuales Sociedad Colombiana (DASC).
For as long as he can remember, Angel has been fascinated by movies. He was born in the Dominican Republic but grew up in Miami, spending most of his time perusing the aisles of Blockbuster Video in search of new worlds to explore. The bough broke when Angel began making short films with the family's video camera. It became clear that he would be interested in little else, so it was agreed that Angel should travel to New York City to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University. In the years since, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker. Today, he can be found roaming the corridors of the cinema, working hard to bring great movies to Floridians who desperately need them.
Marketing and Communications Assistantnatali@gablescinema.com
Natalí was born in Miami and has only ever taken occasional, short breaks from being in its immediate vicinity. Her personality primarily revolves around graphic design (her current field of study), eyeshadow, and thrift shopping. She began working at the cinema as a concessionist in 2014, refused to leave, and was eventually promoted. You can usually find her at home, rewatching tv shows she’s already watched way too many times.
A Streetcar Named Desire, Heathers, Before Sunrise, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Caroline is a film enthusiast who spent her teenage years taking photography and art classes. After graduating from Florida International University in 2020, she worked in marketing, where she was able to use her photography skills. Her love for traveling, art, and fashion, have led to many unique experiences around the world. She hopes to start a business selling unique decorative and fashion items made internationally.
The Talented Mr. Ripley