Great Day in Havana (2000)

Great Day in Havana
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tania Bruguera Actor n/a 1 1000001
Israel del Monte Actor n/a 1 1000002
Pedro Gonzalez Actor n/a 1 1000003
Eloy Machado Actor n/a 1 1000004
Elio Ruiz Actor n/a 1 1000005
Asela Diaz Actor n/a 1 1000006
Carlos Alfonso Actor n/a 1 1000007
Ele Valdes Actor n/a 1 1000008
Carlos Varela Actor n/a 1 1000009
Jorge Perugorria Actor n/a 1 1000010
Yareli Arizmendi Narrator n/a 120790 1000011
Laurie Schag Director n/a 2 2000001
Casey Stoll Director n/a 2 2000002
Laurie Schag Producer n/a 3 3000001
Casey Stoll Producer n/a 3 3000002
Laurie Schag Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Casey Stoll Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Erika Andersen Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Abel Chapa Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000004
Edward Lucero Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000005
Rafael Solis Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000006
Laurie Schag Editor n/a 172 7000001
Casey Stoll Editor n/a 172 7000002
Carlos Varela Song Performer n/a 120788 8000001
Compay Segundo Song Performer n/a 120788 8000003
Pablo Milanes Song Performer n/a 120788 8000004
Isaac Delgado Song Performer n/a 120788 8000006
Equis Alfonso Song Performer n/a 120788 8000007
Camerata Romeu Song Performer n/a 120788 8000008
Laurie Schag Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Casey Stoll Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
The best, the truest landscape of a city is the human landscape. What began as days of filmmakers' excursions became years of discovery. Havana painters, sculptors, filmmakers, poets, dancers share their worlds in this documentary, baring the artistic, the spiritual soul of old and new Havana. It is not the view from Miami. The artists proudly display their city, the crumbling buildings contrasting with the vibrant people and their art. Painter/graphic artist Israel del Monte relates how he left Cuba and returned to see his city as if for the first time, saw that it is beautiful. Others speak of the burdens caused by world and US politics of the last 12 years-in Cuba, where all gestures are political, it is close to impossible to avoid politics. Interweaving stills and videotape shot over eight years with interviews and music of salsa performers, filmmakers Schag and Stoll have created a love song to the Havana people and the barrios of their city.