Thursday, November 13, 2008
Cuban Films: Vampiros en La Habana
November 13, 2008
Real Art Ways celebrates Cuba this and next week with a series of six films.
• "Viva Cuba!" is about two kids who make friends, one poor and socialist, the other rich. The 2005 film is 78 minutes.
• "Vampires in Havana," Juan Padrón's 1985 animated film, tells the story of American and Eastern European vampires and a potion that lets them live in sunlight. It is 80 minutes.
• "The Sugar Curtain" is Camila Guzmán Urzúa's autobiographical story about the "Golden Years" of the Cuban Revolution. The 2005 film is 90 minutes.
• "El Benny!" tells the life story of Benny Moré, one of Cuba's greatest musicians. Jorge Luis Sánchez's 2006 film is 132 minutes.
• "Los Zafiros: Music From the Edge of Time" is about another music group, as told by Manuel Galbán and Miguel Cancio, the two surviving members of Los Zafiros. Lorenzo DeStefano's 2004 film is 79 minutes.
• "Fuera de Liga" is a documentary about Industriales, a great Cuban baseball team. The 2006 film is 68 minutes.