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Benefit Screening of the Cuban film "Guantanamera"
to benefit the World Harmony Chorus Scholarship Fund
Suggested donation: $10 - $15
Saturday, July 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Rockridge Public Library, 5366 College Ave, Oakland
Sunday, July 29, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
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 and grace... 
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.