FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
History Miami Museum’s “Beyond The Game” Films At Hialeah Park
Award-Winning Filmmaker Gaspar González Producing Documentary On Park And Owner
Hialeah, FL / February 18, 2016 – Award-winning filmmaker Gaspar González brings his cameras and accomplished cinematic eye to historic Hialeah Park February 19 and 20 to begin filming and producing a documentary film on the landmark venue and its longtime owner John J. Brunetti, Sr.
The short film will be part of the 2016 HistoryMiami Museum’s exhibition “Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida,” which will explore the ways in which South Florida’s sporting scene has both mirrored and shaped the growth of this area in the last century.
A key aspect of the documentary will chronicle Mr. Brunetti’s unwavering devotion to the famed horseracing venue and his successful efforts to keep it open even in the face of adversity and changing times.
The film will premiere later this year and be available for viewing as part of the HistoryMiami Museum’s “Beyond the Game” exhibition, scheduled to open July 15, 2016 and run through January 15, 2017. The exhibition will explore the ways in which local sporting events and institutions have both mirrored and shaped the growth of the region.
HistoryMiami, located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.
A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, HistoryMiami sponsors exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications. HistoryMiami advocates for helping everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future.
Filmmaker González has produced documentary programming for PBS, ESPN, and others. His credits include the national PBS release Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, the Emmy®-winning Hecho a Mano: Creativity in Exile, and the short documentary Gay Talese’s Address Book. He is currently writing and producing the feature-length documentary A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation. His work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Cinematheque.
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, with entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.
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Hialeah Park –”The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– is one of Miami’s most iconic destinations. For more information, please call 305-885-8000 or visit www.hialeahpark.com.