A documentary about the rich musical folk culture of Cuba.
SANTIAGO IS SANTIAGO
In the 50+ years since the Cuban revolution, Cuba’s isolation from the U.S. has allowed its culture to evolve independently. In 2011, the El Granda-based filmmaker Warren Haack travelled to Cuba on a lark. He quickly fell in love with the culture. He returned to film this in-depth look at the music, dance, religion and everyday lives of the people—in the streets, at home and in the clubs where life throbs to a distinct, captivating rhythm.
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Community United Methodist Sanctuary
777 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay (corner of Johnston Street)
Suggested donation: $8 adults, $3 for those 18 years and under
The film features the performances of over a dozen musical groups. Images of everyday life are woven into the music. The cars may be old-fashioned, but the music is revolutionary, featuring new genres created out of a fusion of musical styles that the originators had never envisioned.
Warren Haack lives in El Granada, works for the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University, and serves as a board member of the Coastside Film Society. He will attend the screening and regale us with stories about his trips to Cuba. As a special treat he will let us have a glimpse of new footage her captured last month during his most recent trip to Cuba.
More info on the Web at: www.HMBFilm.org
Movie trailer at: youtu.be/cQkG0O_QVGA