|We Are the Music!
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From the streets of Havana to the back stairsand dressing rooms of a concert hall, into churches and smokey clubs, over the rooftops to a beach at sunsetas a lone couple dance (New York Times), this extraordinary and unique film treats us to a rare panorama of Cuban music and dance from the 1960's. Featuring legendary Cuban musicians as well as vibrant spontaneious performances, We Are the Music captures the mood and vitality of Cuba during its golden period.
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Havana in the 1950's. Larita loves Elvis Presley, Ernest Hemingway and her rebellious friend Victor. However, Victor is more interested in the turbulent political situation in Cuba than Larita's likes and dreams. Hoping to study in the United States, Larita quickly discovers that her origins and poverty work against her. In spite of the obstacles, she is inspired by her own rich fantasy world, and Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea becomes her own story of striving for a better future.
|Who The Hell Is Juliette?
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Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba, starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two women had not seen their respective fathers for many years, he made this documentary, which is also a reflection on the process of filmmaking. Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia
|Life is to Whistle
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A love letter from the Cuban director to his own country, this film is seen through the eyes of 18 year-old Bebe, who guides the viewer through the romantic mishaps of three characters whose lives intersect on the Day of Santa Barbara at the end of the century.
Where's Cuba? Fernando Perez's colorful tapestry of fantasy and street realism is a troubled love letter to Cuba. Fisherman and musician Luis Alberto Garcia is an abandoned child searching for his mother (aptly named Cuba) in an allegorical journey. He's just one of Perez's orphans, along with a social worker who faints every time she hears the word "sex" and a passionate ballet dancer who promises God her celibacy if she can get the role of Giselle and then falls for her new partner. The metaphorical tales have a tendency to become so abstract they almost dissolve, but the heady sex and throbbing music power it through to the imaginative and sweet climax with magic and color and earthy eroticism. If he never gets an answer to his question, his lush portrait at least sketches his mother country's identity crisis. --Sean Axmaker
|A Successful Man (Un Hombre De Exito)
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Cuba's history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers,one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steera treacherous middle path between opposite political ideas. From the acclaimed director of LUCIA (Humbertos Solas),one of the most influential Cuban films of all time. Bonus materials: *Short films: "Nostalgia Cha Cha Cha:The History of Cha Cha Cha in 50's Cuba" Photo Gallery*Director Biography and Filmmography* 103 minutes Color 1986.Spanish w/English subtitles.
|101 Rent Boys
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From the makers of The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Party Monster comes this lurid look at the seamy world of street hustlers. Paid 50 dollars for their time, 101 male prostitutes -- spanning all ages, ethnicities, and personal backgrounds -- are questioned by the filmmakers about their lives. Over the course of the film's 78 minutes, viewers are introduced to a sadist, an ex-gang member, a transsexual, and many others, all of whom hock their wares in and around Los Angeles. 101 Rent Boys premiered at the 2000 San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival before its televised run on Cinemax. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
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Original Buena Vista Social Club member Pio Leyva ends up in the back of Barbaro Marin's cab one night so the taxi driver asks him to help out a new generation of Cuban musicians. MUSICA CUBANA is a documentary of the fruitful collaboration between Leyva and Marin.System Requirements:Running Time: 90 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: MUSIC DVD/CONCERTS Rating: UNRATED UPC: 881394102026 Manufacturer No: CLS1020
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In a career that spanned over 60 years the photographer known as Alberto Korda was the photojournalist of the Chicano Revolution. His iconic photograph of Che Guevara is the single most recognizable image in the world today. Kordavision retraces the locations and circumstances that made Korda s camera the world s eye at the brink of annihilation. It s a life-affirming gaze at history through the eyes of a man who lived it.System Requirements:Running Time: 87 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES/BIOGRAPHY UPC: 858423001247 Manufacturer No: DV00124
|Vampiros En La Habana
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This hilarious spoof of horror ang gangster movies is presented in an outrageously caricatured style. This film has English subtitles.
- En esta entretenida comedia-caricatura estilo gangster y horror conocemos al Profesor Von Dracula quien deja su lugar de origen, Transylvania, para vivir en Cuba. El profesor vampiro cientifico inveta una formula que le permite a los vampiros salir al sol. Cuando el Profesor Von Dracula anuncia que regalara su formula "Vampisol" para beneficio de todos los vampiros del mundo, los avidos vampiros d
|Soneros de Verdad - Sounds of Cuba
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A full-length live performance blending traditional Spanish sound with Afro-Cuban rhythms.
- ISBN: 0-7697-7760-0
- Running Time: 60 minutes
- Sound: Dolby 2.0
- Performers: Pio Leiva, Guillermo Rubalcaba and Julio Fernandez