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Borscht Film Festival fakes its death to live again

Borscht Film Festival fakes its death to live again

In recent months, Lucas Leyva has been pretending that his Borscht Film Festival is dead.

In October, he launched a website for his semiannual showcase of art films by local filmmakers, featuring a cheesy memorial page populated by late-1990s graphics of angels, prayer hands, melting candles on skulls and even a guestbook for visitors to share remembrances of Borscht events past. Then, in early February, Leyva announced the festival’s lineup of morbid events, which will start with a wake at a Little Havana funeral home. That will be followed by a motorcade to a private home in the Everglades where, the website says, Borscht will stage a Viking-style funeral and set ablaze hard...

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