Havana lensed Love & Suicide to screen
at a The American Black Film Festival
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Love & Suicide, the first all U.S. made narrative feature
shot in Cuba since 1959, is set to screen in Miami Beach at the
American Black Film Festival July 13-16, 2005. The film
is directed by Lisa France (known for her debut film, Anne B.
Real, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards),
and A Luis Moro Production with LAB 601 and Lightstone Entertainment.
Based on true events, the narrative follows Tomas (Kamar de los
Reyes) on a journey to Cuba to find the one thing between love
and suicide. While there he encounters Nina (Daisy McCrackin)
a world traveling gypsy flower child and Alberto (Luis Moro)
a native Cuban taxi driver. In Havana, Tomas discovers
a world of history preserved in time. Alberto's simple
life and philosophy, represents peace, clarity and family values
for Tomas, forcing him to slow down and listen to himself. Tomas
finally begins to hear the revolution within him, at the moment
when he decides to choose between love and suicide.
The film was shot in twelve days in December 2003. How
did an American crew shoot a feature in Cuba? Easy, Moro submitted
Anne B. Real into the Havana International Film Festival. "We
went to Cuba legally from JFK airport in NY and came back to
the Miami International Airport," Moro recalls. "We
walked in with a camera and a couple of wireless mics and started
to roll. We shot in hotels, bars and on the streets. It
was completely safe." "It's the ultimate indie
film, everyone paid for themselves." adds France.
Shot by Demian Lichtenstein, the movie is visually stunning with
imagery rarely seen by the U.S. public. The music is also
electrifying with multi-cultural tracks from the Cuban album
San Rafael 560, Brazilian singer Rene, as well as the Irish band
Leya. 'We truly believe this story, Love & Suicide,
has the potential to unite many cultures, ethnicities and nationalities
around the world," Moro explains.
Love and Suicide will screen on Thursday July 14th at 2:30 PM
and again on Saturday July 16th at 12:00 PM at the Regal Cinemas
South Beach 18, 1100 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139. These
screenings are exclusive to Festival Pass holders. To purchase
a pass call: (212) 966-2411 or visit: www.ABFF.com.
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