Wednesday, July 3, 2013

(Miami) "Cubamerican" at Tower Theather

Directed by José Enrique Pardo
Starring Andy García, Steven Bauer, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Mirta Ojito, Lorna and Lorena Feijóo, Carlos Eire,
USA | 2013 | 110 min | Documentary | Not Rated
English with Spanish subtitles

”The startling move of José Enrique Pardo in Cubamerican is to take a conversation that few people are having and put it front and center on the screen in this transformative documentary.” – Jaie Laplante, Miami International Film Festival

Cubamerican´s, universal theme centers around the heart-wrenching, life altering decision to leave one’s native land and the transcendence of that hardship by assimilating into a new country. For years, Cuban exiles in the United States have waited in vain for Castro’s Revolution to be dismantled. Now, 54 years later, re-evaluation has set in for many, and they confess to no longer “feeling Cuban.” Instead, a new identity has taken hold for them: Cubamerican. What “Cubamerican” means – what it looks like, what it feels like – is Pardo’s subject. He interviews many prominent Cubamericans, and explores the timely and fascinating subject of shifting personal and cultural identities.

Screenplay by Jose Enrique Pardo
Cinematography by Kimby Caplan
Editing by Victor P. Alvarez
Original score by Carlos Jose Alvarez

2013 Miami International Film Festival: Official selection
2013 Cinequest Film Festival: Official selection 
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MDC's Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33135
Phone: 305.643.8706

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