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
Casey Stoll Editor n/a 172 7000002
Carlos Varela Song Performer n/a 120788 8000001
Sintesis Song Performer n/a 120788 8000002
Laurie Ann Schag Editor n/a 172 7000001
Rafael Solis Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000006
Abel Chapa Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000004
Edward Lucero Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000005
Compay Segundo Song Performer n/a 120788 8000003
Pablo Milanes Song Performer n/a 120788 8000004
Laurie Ann Schag Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Casey Stoll Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Camerata Romeu Song Performer n/a 120788 8000008
Equis Alfonso Song Performer n/a 120788 8000007
Los Van Van Song Performer n/a 120788 8000005
Isaac Delgado Song Performer n/a 120788 8000006
Erika Andersen Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Casey Stoll Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Asela Diaz Actor n/a 1 1000006
Carlos Alfonso Actor n/a 1 1000007
Ele Valdes Actor n/a 1 1000008
Elio Ruiz Actor n/a 1 1000005
Eloy Machado Actor n/a 1 1000004
Israel del Monte Actor n/a 1 1000002
Pedro "Pulido" Gonzalez Actor n/a 1 1000003
Carlos Varela Actor n/a 1 1000009
Jorge Perugorria Actor n/a 1 1000010
Casey Stoll Producer n/a 3 3000002
Laurie Ann Schag Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Laurie Ann Schag Producer n/a 3 3000001
Casey Stoll Director n/a 2 2000002
Yareli Arizmendi Narrator n/a 120790 1000011
Laurie Ann Schag Director n/a 2 2000001
Tania Bruguera Actor n/a 1 1000001
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.