For all you moviegoers out there, “Cinema Slam” may be just the taste of diversity you need. “Cinema Slam,” held at the Michigan Theater, brings together several independent filmmakers, including Rami Kimchi, a filmmaker from Israel. From “The Street Vendor,” by Justin Remer, to “despepitandose por/yearning for,” by Cecilia Mendez, one will find something that strikes his fancy.

This is the fourth “Cinema Slam” this year (it started this past summer), and Amelia Martin, the Program Director at the Michigan Theater, says the event is similar to a poetry slam, bringing in all sorts of different talent. She says “Cinema Slam” has been very successful in the past and has had great turnout. “It will be a great opportunity to see independent work firsthand and to talk with the filmmakers.”

There are 15 short films being shown, and the filmmakers will be present in order to see their film on the big screen and to get feedback afterwards.

“Cinema Slam” is a great opportunity for filmmakers and audiences alike because it provides the filmmakers with comments and responses to their work while allowing audiences to sit back and enjoy the “microcinema.” Unlike the numerous blockbusters churning out everyday, “Cinema Slam” is a chance to see talented independent endeavors and the great ideas floating around outside of Hollywood.

Everyone is welcome at Espresso Royale Caffe afterwards to speak with some of the filmmakers, who will be eager to hear what people have to say. They want honest feedback because this will only enhance their efforts. And who knows? Some of them may be famous someday.

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