On Sunday the 18th of January Cinema Klandestino links up with the 50th of anniversary of the Cuban revolution to return to the Bristol cine-scene and start the year 2009 off with a quality documentary at the Cube.
Information as to this extravaganza follows herewith:
From the director who brought us dramatisations of the lives of JFK, Nixon and Bush comes a more personal investigation of another world figure: Fidel Castro
50 years and 17 days after the success of the Cuban revolution, Cinema Klandestino presents Oliver Stone's compelling profile of the world's longest standing head of state and leading figure in the global anti-imperialist movement. Stone and his film crew visited Castro in Cuba for three days in 2002, and the film was released in 2003, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. It was censored in the US due to pressure from anti-Castro Cuban Americans.
As the revolution has aged, its figurehead has survived countless assassination attempts by the C.I.A. and has been branded both a hero and a dictator depending on political perspective. While the USA's economic blockade of Cuba continues, Oliver Stone gains access to the country's president and splices together their interactions with archival footage of the past 50 years to portray the revolution and its leader.
Cine K's 6th outing at the Cube Cinema will be introduced by the ghost of El Ché at this timely anniversary. Whatever you think about Cuba, its human rights record or the achievements of its social policies, come witness this ground breaking portrait of its undisputed leader and controversial figure of world history.
Running Time: 99 minutes
Spanish and English with English Subtitles
Fidel Castro ... Himself
Oliver Stone ... Himself
Juanita Vera ... Herself (Castro's Interpreter)
Director - Oliver Stone
Producer - Fernando Sulichin
Producer - Jose Ibanez
Executive Producer - Jaume Roures
Executive Producer - Alvaro Longoria
Supervising Producer - Nancy Abraham
Cinematographer - Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer - Carlos Marcovich
Music - Alberto Iglesias
Cinema Klandestino presents Comandante
18th January, 2009
Film starts at 8pm
£5/£4 (bring da badge!)