Film & TV

Bosh Film Festival Responds to Chris Bosh's Threats: "I Really Don't Think Bosh Is Going to Sue"

The great minds over at the Bosh Film Festival (organized by the Borscht Film Festival) received a very funny letter on the subject of a very famous person yesterday. Well, it was more from his lawyers than from the man himself. It was a cease-and-desist notice about using the name of the inspiration for their celebration, Miami Heat player Chris Bosh.

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We spoke with Ronnie Rivera, creator of the event's flagship film, Adventures of Chris Bosh in the Multiverse, yesterday, and he told us Chris Bosh got in touch with him to create the film in the first place. WTF, Chris?! Well, wait, apparently, it was a fake Chris Bosh. How many Chris Boshes are there out there, and who would do such a thing? 

Rivera responded to Miami New Times' questions on the topic earlier today. We caught up with the Bosh Film Festivals' minister of Jurassic arts, Chris Quinn, for more grilling since we wondered if they're worried about being sued by the big-time b-ball player.

Though Bleeding Palm's Ronnie Rivera told MNT that the show will go on, we were still concerned about the fate of the film, one that, as Heat fans, fans of Borscht Film Festival, and fans of Ronnie Rivera's work, we must see on the big screen at the Miami Art Museum!

"The multiverse is a hypothetical set of all possible universes including our own. So, it's anything that can exist and does exist," says Quinn enigmatically. "Everything that Ronnie and we are doing needs to be seen through the context of the multiverse. Therefore, everything that Ronnie says, and is in the cartoon, is absolutely true in the multiverse." Trippy, but hey, hard to argue against.

They have spoken to a lawyer, though, one associated with Legal Art, an organization that offers artists free or cheap legal advice. Quinn says, "I really don't think Bosh is going to sue this little nonprofit for a free event at an art museum," then adding, "and if he does, it's because he really is a disgraced star prince from another dimension." 

Chris Bosh, if you're reading this, have a heart. We're pretty sure you'll love this homage to, well, you. 

Bosh Film Festival at 10 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler, Miami.
Borscht Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 

"Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse" Teaser from Borscht Corp. on Vimeo.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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