In late 1958, Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn found himself in the middle of a real-life adventure more improbable than the plot of any film he ever made: the Cuban revolution. The episode was a fitting climax to mid-20th century Cuba’s obsession with American movies — a fixation that led Havana to boast of more movie theatres than New York City and Cubans to worship Gone with the Wind and Casablanca. Sixty years later, many of Havana’s iconic movie houses remain, and the Cuban love affair with Classical Hollywood still haunts the collective imagination.
Receipient of a Gold Remi Award at 2019 WorldFest-Houston and a finalist for Best Developed Market Project at 2019 Oaxaca FilmFest.
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Festival Selections / Screenings
O Cinema South Beach, Miami Beach
2020 Tiburon Intl. Film Festival
2020 Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival
2020 Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival
2019 Key West Film Festival
2019 John Davies Cultural Arts Series, Miami
2019 Oaxaca FilmFest
2019 New Haven Documentary Film Festival
2019 WorldFest-Houston Intl. Film Festival
2019 Miami Film Festival
2018 Golden Door Intl. Film Festival
Running Time 50:25
Director Gaspar González
Cinematographer Richard Patterson
Editor Jorge Rubiera
Historical Consultant Megan Feeney
Archival Coordinator Vicki Gold Levi
Post Sound Joel C. Hernandez
Music Mickey de Grand IV