Great Day In Havana

Overview

American filmmakers Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll journeyed to Cuba to investigate the nuts and bolts of day-to-day life for artists and musicians in Cuba, and Great Day in Havana is the result, offering a look at the literal state of the arts in Cuba's capital city. Sculptor Pedro "Pulido" Gonzalez, performance artist Tania Bruguera, singer and songwriter Carlos Varela, and jazz musicians Ele Valdes and Carlos Alfonso all discuss their work, the political climate in Cuba, their feelings about Fidel Castro, ...
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Overview

American filmmakers Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll journeyed to Cuba to investigate the nuts and bolts of day-to-day life for artists and musicians in Cuba, and Great Day in Havana is the result, offering a look at the literal state of the arts in Cuba's capital city. Sculptor Pedro "Pulido" Gonzalez, performance artist Tania Bruguera, singer and songwriter Carlos Varela, and jazz musicians Ele Valdes and Carlos Alfonso all discuss their work, the political climate in Cuba, their feelings about Fidel Castro, and their views on America's economic embargo against their nation. Elio Ruiz, a filmmaker born in Cuba who now lives elsewhere, also lends his perspectives on Cuba's large exile community. Yareli Arizmendi narrates.
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Special Features

Fullscreen; Chapter selection; English language subtitles; Insert; Music videos; Spoken word poems; Interviews and extra footage of artists; Images of the artwork from painters and sculptors; Filmmaker bios and commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • UPC: 736899082628
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Facets
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English, Español
  • Time: 1:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 76,274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jorge Perugorría
Yareli Arizmendi Voice Only
Technical Credits
Laurie Ann Schag Director, Editor, Producer
Casey Stoll Director, Editor, Producer
Isaac Delgado Score Composer
Edward Lucero Associate Producer, Cinematographer
Pablo Milanés Score Composer
Rafael Solis Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:13]
2. Israel Del Monte - Painter & Graphic Artist [6:12]
3. Tania Bruguera - Performance Artist [9:18]
4. Pedro "Pulido" Gonzalez - Sculptor, Art Professor [4:27]
5. Eloy Machado "El Ambia" - Poet, Elio Ruiz - Writer/Filmmaker [6:19]
6. Narciso Medina - Choreographer [5:26]
7. Asela Diaz - Sculptor [6:33]
8. Carlos Alfonso, Ele Valdes - Musicians "Sintesis" [10:43]
9. Carlos Varela - Singer/Songwriter [6:40]
10. Jorge Perugorria - Actor [7:05]
11. Morning [3:52]
12. End Credits [2:27]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapter Selection
   Special Features
      Featured Artists
         Israel Del Monte
         Tania Bruguera
         Pedro "Pulido" Gonzalez
         Eloy Machado "El Ambia"
         Elio Ruiz
         Narciso Medina
         Asela Diaz
         Carlos Alfonso/Ele Valdes
         Carlos Varela
         Jorge Perugorria
      "Dilo Como Yo" by Sintesis
      "Robinson" by Carlos Varela
      Filmmaker Commentary
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