See all the snickering by our dear, dear lateeno brothers who collaborated with Fidel Castro in this film’s production here.
When back in 2001, Agustin Blazquez asked the American Film institute to screen his documentary “Covering Cuba,” the AFI’s President balked that such a documentary was “too controversial” for them to air.
The following week, the AFI cranked out the press releases and snapped on the spotlights to screen Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9-11. Controversy? What Controversy?
“The AFI later denied giving “controversial” as the reason for declining my film,” Blazquez says. “But it’s’ the absolute truth. I remember it like it was yesterday. And I’ll submit to a lie detector test while repeating it.”
In fact when the AFI proudly screened Stephen Soderbegh’s “Che” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 2008, the film’s “controversy” was cheekily flaunted by both the AFI and the stars as the film’s main cheeky charm. “Che Guevara is a hugely controversial figure,” snickered a dapper Lou Diamond Phillips in front of the theater. (Tee-hee!)
“Che” himself, Benicio del Toro, and co-star Joaquim de Almeida then snickered for the mics and cameras. Most snickering by these cheeky cut-ups (none would last a day as a Castro subject rather than a pampered Castro guest) came when referring to the film’s probable reception in Miami. This city, as you might guess, is home to most of the wives, mothers, daughters, sons and brothers of the defenseless men (and boys) who Che Guevara gleefully murdered in cold-blood. (Tee-hee!) See the snickering for yourself.
Entire intransigence here from our friends at Breitbart.
“Bueno y por que este Fontova le encanta dividirnos? Hay muchisimos Boricuas, Mejicanos y otros que son anti-castristas y muy buena-gente y amigos de muchos de nosotros! …la verdad que este Fontova se pone mas INSOPORTABLE cada dia!”