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posted 24 September 2007 04:16 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some of the films sound amazing. I'm going to try to make at least some of the festival.

Celebrate the Cuban Film Festival's 30th anniversary by going to the movies at the Brunswick Theatre

Friday Oct 26-Sunday Oct 28, 2007

FOR THE FIRST TIME - 10 minutes 1967 - documentary - Local farmers, watching films for the first time, give their impressions and opinions.
VAMPIRES IN HAVANA - 75 minutes 1985 - animated – good for kids and adults - A parody of gangster films. International mafia vampires try to steal a magic potion that would allow them to live in broad daylight.
LIVING TO THE LIMIT - 90 minutes 2003 - documentary - A moving portrait of a group of AIDS patients including a theatrical re-enactment of their stories.

GUANTANAMERA - 101 minutes 1995 - comedy - Directed by Tomás Gutierrez Alea - A family has to transport a corpse in accordance with a new state plan designed to save money in the relocation of dead bodies. A series of comic situations complicate the success of the enterprise.
EL BENNY - 126 minutes 2006 - docu-drama - Directed and co-written by Jorge Luis Sánchez, A dramatization of the life of musician Benny Moré. Shows his rise to fame and the problems he faced as an international star and during Batista's military coup in Cuba .
INVENTOS : HIP HOP CUBANO - 90 minutes 2003 - Award winning documentary - Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantuzzi - Inventos follows some of the pioneers of Cuban hip hop both on stage and off and provides an insight into the realities & politics of Cuba .

VIVA CUBA - drama - Two children have promised eternal friendship but their families have political differences
THE TRIAL - documentary - 80 minutes 2006 - The on-going story and some little known details of the Cuban Five in one of the longest trials in the history of the United States.
SISTERS’ AND BROTHERS’ KEEPER: CUBA AND SOUTHERN AFRICAN LIBERATION - 45 minutes 2007 (still in process) - Recounts how Cuba responded to newly independent Angola ’s call for international help. This is a premiere showing of this film and will be introduced by the producer, Prof. Isaac Saney.

Where: The Brunswick Theatre - 296 Brunswick Avenue (at Bloor St West , east of Bathurst St).

Tickets $10, Seniors/unwaged $8 - Box office opens 1/2 hour prior to show. No reserved seats.

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