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Made in MIA Feature Award

Directors Chris Rodriguez & Grant Rosado will be in attendance to participate in a post-screening Q&A.

You’ve heard of moms who gain the superhuman strength necessary in a crisis to lift cars off their trapped children? Puffing Iron is sort of like that, only with stoners and making rent. Set during a hot summer in Little Havana, Jamie (Elijah Moseley) and Ace (Bryan Serra) blissfully float through life eating ice cream, watching movies, and smoking weed—until an eviction notice appears. The good news? A fourth place finish in their local gym’s powerlifting competition would cover the housing short…and maybe another eighth. The bad? Their guns are currently more like spitball straws. What begins as a semi-harebrained lark, however, soon becomes more transformative, physically and otherwise. Somewhere along the road from puff to buff lies transcendence.


Chris Rodriguez is an Argentine-American entrepreneur and film producer, director, and screenwriter. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida along with two older sisters. He graduated with degrees in film production and entrepreneurship from Emerson College, where he co-founded R&R Film Studios as a student. He is one half of the creative duo The Ro Bros.

Grant Rosado is a Cuban-Bosnian filmmaker born in Texas and raised around North America. He is a graduate from Emerson College with degrees in film production and marketing. He has led companies, charity’s, and multiple movie projects. He also has a passion for history and communication. He is one half of the creative duo The Ro Bros.

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April 10
7:00 pm
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Koubek Center Theater
2705 SW 3rd Street
Miami, FL 33135 United States
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