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Thursday, March 31

6:30pm EDT

Craving Cuba

A Cuban-American woman seeks to understand her true identity. She interviews people throughout the US, strives to balance between conservative and liberal views, questions stereotypes and explores what it means to be Cuban-American in a time when the whole world is obsessed with Cuba.

Director: Zuzy Martin Lynch 

Thursday March 31, 2016 6:30pm - 7:35pm EDT
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl
Friday, April 1

6:35pm EDT

The Forbidden Shore


Country: Canada
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2016

The amazing diversity of contemporary Cuban music is gorgeously explored in Ron Chapman’s third documentary feature. The Forbidden Shore follows the great success of The Poet of Havana, which featured Carlos Varela. With this ambitious new film, Chapman captures the full gamut of what’s happening now in Cuba, both the most exciting artists and the distinct musical scenes they move in, from classic son and salsa, to trova, nueva trova, reggaton, rock, jazz, metal, rap, electronic, classical, choral, pop, changu, danzón, rumba, yoruba, bolero, conga, timba, mambo and—if you can believe it—more.

But the present can only be understood within the context of the past, thus the film’s wonderful soundtrack is comprised of music new and old, of the sounds of modern iconoclasts and the immortal music of the old guard. This is a one-of-a-kind journey into the heart and soul of a sonic culture like no other, a place where music is cultivated and thrives through the enduring desire of its people to forge a sound that is all their own. 


Friday April 1, 2016 6:35pm - 8:08pm EDT
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

8:35pm EDT

Havana Motor Club

Reforms have offered opportunity in Cuba but the children of the Revolution are unsure of the best route forward. For a half-dozen drag racers, this means last-minute changes to their beloved American muscle cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned race in Cuba since 1960. Punctuated by a lively Cuban soundtrack, Havana Motor Club offers a fascinating glimpse at the resilience and ingenuity of the competitive spirit.

Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

Friday April 1, 2016 8:35pm - 9:55pm EDT
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl