Rockridge Public Library, 5366 College Ave, Oakland
YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula, 3412 Ross Rd, Palo Alto
| "Guantanamera is a socialist comedy in the vein of the
landmark Czech films of the '60s; much of its humor springs from the frustrations
of life in a country where nothing ever seems to work quite the way it
should... Guantanamera is a gently whimsical film, acted with simplicity
It is distinctly old-fashioned and sometimes baldly sentimental [with] a genuine, disarming sweetness that makes it hard to resist." - Mary Brennan, www.film.com
The program for this benefit event will include:
- A brief presentation and performance by the World Harmony Chorus.
- A screening of a short documentary by The Learning Community, a Los Altos High School class that traveled in Cuba in February, 2000.
- A screening of the 1995 film "Guantanamera", a romantic comedy co-directed by Juan Carlos Tabio and the late Tomas Gutierrez Alea, the team that directed the enormously popular "Strawberry and Chocolate". The film depicts a road trip from Guantanamo (just east of Santiago) to Havana, covering essentially the same route that the World Harmony Chorus will be making in the opposite direction, this November.
|For more information, email Daniel Steinberg or phone (650) 947-9669.|