Boxers and Ballerinas
Showing at 07:00PM on Sunday, April 10, 2005
More Competition Films, Documentaries, Hispanic Films
Sunday, April 10 at 7:00pm at Enzian Theater
Preceded by wine tastings from STERLING VINEYARDS at 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 13 at 3:45pm at Regal Winter Park Village
USA, 2004, 90 MIN, IN ENGLISH & SPANISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY MIKE CAHILL & BRIT MARLING
EAST COAST PREMIERE
BOXERS AND BALLERINAS beautifully weaves together the struggles of four Cuban and Cuban-American artists and athletes. Directed by Brit Marling, who grew up in Central Florida, this poetic documentary captures the shared cultural heritage of Miami and Havana, long divided by 90 miles of water and 40 years of political conflict. Participants struggle with the meaning of freedom, conflicting measures of success, and the challenges of defection. One boxer notes that his Gold Medal earned him a red bicycle from the proud Cuban government, and his subsequent decision to defect to the United States earned him a Rolls-Royce before he even entered the ring. As documented here, these two worlds’ violent political conflicts often eclipse the individual triumphs and failures of those who struggle to achieve universal heights of greatness. Visually haunting and emotionally raw, this profound film gives life to a new voice in the four-decade battle that is U.S.–Cuban relations.
THE OLD MAN AND HEMINGWAY
USA, 2004, 8 MIN, IN SPANISH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY HUGO PEREZ
Set in Havana, this beautifully made short film tells the story of Hemingway’s boat captain. Now over 100 years old, he recounts their fishing trips and friendship during four decades.