Oliver Stone, beware! It’s a film about those “embittered exiles” you loathe so much.
Filmmaker José Enrique Pardo’s documentary “Cubamerican” — which has already received wide acclaim after screenings in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Tampa, Key West, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach — is headed for two major East Coast cities this week: Washington D.C. and New York.
The film features 21 Cuban exiles who have made the most of their lives in the USA, some well-known, such as actors Andy Garcia and Steven Bauer, and others not-so-well-known, such as Yours Truly, Tres Fotutos. In the words of the producer-director, the film “highlights the absolute need for all of the world’s people to be able to freely exercise their fundamental human rights.”
In Washington D.C. , excerpts from the film will be screened at the embassy of the Czech Republic, on Wednesday 19 March. For details, and tickets, please contact the embassy directly:
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. RSVP to email@example.com Please put “CUBAMERICAN” in the subject line.
At this screening, Cuba Democracy Advocates executive director Mauricio Claver-Carone will moderate a discussion between the film’s writer-producer-director José Enrique Pardo and Cuban blogger-photographer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo.
In New York, the film will have two screenings on Saturday 22 March, at 5pm and 8:15pm, at Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Peter Norton Symphony Space (Broadway at 95th St.).
Tickets for this event can be purchased at: Symphony Space box office (212) 864-5400, or at www.cubamericanthemovie.com/screenings.
If Amtrak performs adequately, yours truly will make a stop in New York after a three-day conference in Baltimore and engage with the director and the audience after the 5 pm screening.