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Miami Speaks for "Magic City Memoirs"

A Native-Tongue Lexicon

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Despite what everyone else in America thinks, Miamians do not laze around South Beach with half-smoked cigars and Tommy Bahama shirts. (Well, not always.)

The real Miami blends youth, culture, and action with flair, like in the new film Magic City Memoirs. The premiere (in just five days!) sold out at the Miami International Film Festival. We asked filmmakers (and natives) Aaron J. Salgado and Jaydee Freixas to offer up a local lexicon to give you something to talk about.

budget ballers
n. nine-to-fivers who spend weekends living beyond their means, usually by poppin’ bottles at da club. (Did you see Barry from accounting dancing with those strippers? What a budget baller.)

chanchi
n. female known for her flamboyant attire (oversize hoops, oversize cleave); animation (talking with hand motions); and extended vowels.

chico
n. Miami’s take on the guys in Jersey Shore.

eventfull-of-it
adj. describes the Miamian whose hobbies and expertise change like the seasons, collecting when it’s Basel time, cinephiling for the film fest, diggin’ all things sonic during Ultra Music.

veterana
n. older woman who’s been there, done that, and has the assets to prove it.

Magic City Memoirs premieres Friday at 6:45 p.m. during the Miami International Film Festival. For information about future screenings, go to magiccitymemoirs.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Enlight Films

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