Producer and Director of the documentary "Cocaine Cowboys" talk about how drugs impacted Miami Beach's history.
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(Miami Beach, FL) Due to the amazing turnout of the first two lectures Miami Design Preservation League is excited to announce the next lecture in their Fall Lecture Series, “How Crime and Corruption Shaped Miami Beach”. The lecture series discusses how the seedy underworld of Miami Beach’s history influenced the development of the international tourist attraction. The upcoming lecture will welcome Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman from the documentary, “Cocaine Cowboys” to talk about how drugs impacted Miami Beach’s history. The lecture will take place on October 24, 2012 at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive at 7pm. All lectures are free and open to the public.
MDPL returns for its third lecture of the series on October 24, 2012 with the director and producer of Cocaine Cowboys, the film that explored the rise of cocaine and resulting crime epidemic that swept Miami in the 1970s and 1980s. Specifically, the guest speakers will discuss how drugs made an impact on Miami Beach and how illegal cocaine money transformed Miami into the city we know today. “So far the guest speakers have left the audience in amazement, I can’t wait to see what the Producer and Director of the alluring documentary have to say”, Judith Frankel, MDPL Programs Outreach Coordinator stated in a recent interview.
Billy Corben and Alfred Spellmen created “Cocaine Cowboys” in 2006 through their Miami- based media studio Rakontur. “Cocaine Cowboys” is a documentary that explores the rise of cocaine’s popularity and the resulting crime wave that impacted Miami and America. The film includes interviews with former drug smugglers, law enforcement, former gang members, and journalists that provide a first hand perspective.
“Drugs”- Free MDPL Lecture
October 2, 2012, 7PM
Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139