Sunday, August 9, 2009

Comming Attractions

Miami Dade College's Tower Theater in Little Havana (1508 S.W. 8th ST.) routinely showcases films made by or about Cubans. This week they have three such films screening. Although I cannot vouch for the content or quality of the films as I have not seen them or read much about them but the programmer, Orlando Rojas, is known for bringing interesting films to Miami that do not get very much exposure otherwise.

If you get a chance to or have seen any of these films please let us know your thoughts in our comments section.

For more information you can contact the theater @ 305 643 8706.

Dream Havana'

Saturday, August 8: 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 9: 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11: 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 13: 9 p.m.


Director: OGary Marks
Genre: Documentary
United States. Digital Projection, 82 minutes, English and Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated (NR)

In August 1994, two writers, friends since adolescence, are faced with a choice: Continue struggling in Cuba or brave the open waters on a homemade raft. Ernesto chooses Cuba. Jorge chooses the sea. This is the story of their struggles, their successes and the friendship that binds them.

En agosto de 1994, dos escritores, amigos desde laadolescencia, se encuentran ante una encrucijada: seguir luchando en Cuba, o navegar mar abierto en una balsa artesanal. Ernesto opta por quedarse, y Jorge decide emprender la aventura. Una historia de sus luchas, sus éxitos, y la amistad que los une.

“Stirring … A provocative look at Cuba”.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“Cuban reality without sugar coating, without romanticizing…”
Yoani Sánchez, Concenso desde Cuba


Director: Humberto Padrón
Writers: Alejandro Brugués, Humberto Padrón
Cast: Jorge Perugorría, María Isabel Díaz, Yailene Sierra
Genre: Drama

Cuba-Spain. 95 minutes, Digital Projection. Spanish with English subtitles, Not Rated (NR)

Faría is an audacious prostitute who has to settle a debt or endanger her livelihood. Avelino is a radical Communist who denounces his wife's illicit business undertakings to the police. Miro is a painter who can’t sell her artwork at the fair but manages to obtain the financial support of a foreigner in exchange for her company. These three stories of sexual corruption become intertwined when a mysterious painting crosses their paths.

Faría es una prostituta audaz cuya vida corre peligro si no salda una deuda. Avelino es un comunista ferviente que denuncia a la policía los negocios ilícitos de su esposa. Miro es una pintora que no logra vender sus cuadros, pero consigue el apoyo económico de una extranjera a cambio de su compañía. Estas historias de amores difíciles y corrupción sexual se entrecruzan cuando una pintura misteriosa entra en escena.

Frutas en el café

Friday, August 7: 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 8: 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11: 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12: 7 p.m.


Director: Ernesto Daranas
Cast: Carlos E. Fonseca, Annia Bu, Isabel Santos, Silvia Aguila, Hector Noas
Genre: Drama
Cuba - Mexico.
Digital projection, 90 minutes. Spanish version with English subtitles. Not Rated.

Laura is a professor who delves into the San Isidro neighborhood, infamous for prostitution, to learn more about Alberto Yarini, the most famous pimp of the 20th century. Her curiosity turns personal when she gets involved with one of the pimps.
Laura es una profesora que explora el barrio de San Isidro, conocido por su pasado de prostitución, en busca de testimonios acerca de Alberto Yarini, el famoso proxeneta del siglo XX. Su curiosidad se torna personal cuando se enamora de uno de los “chulos”.

“Dioses rotos is professional cinema at its best: spectacular, realistic, accessible to all, aesthetically adult and conceptually rich, complex, and controversial.” Joel Rio, Sidney Latino Film Festival.

Dioses Rotos

Friday, August 7: 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 8: 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 9: 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12: 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 13: 7 p.m.

PRICES: General Public: $6; MDC Students, Seniors, Miami Film Society Members: $5

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