Hollywood in Havana
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue + O Cinema South Beach @ 1130 Washington Avenue
In the 1940s and '50s, Havana’s love affair with Hollywood saw movie stars like Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, and Gary Cooper flock to the Caribbean—and immortalize the tropical island’s paradise and pleasures on the silver screen. Spot visiting celebrity caricatures through a 4pm tour of The Wolfsonian’s latest installation of work by 20th-century graphic artist Conrado W. Massaguer, then walk across the street to O Cinema South Beach (1130 Washington Avenue) for a 5pm showing of Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana and Q&A with director Gaspar González. The 2018 documentary follows the history of the American cinema craze in Cuba to one actor’s mountaintop meeting with a young Fidel Castro before the Revolution. Presented in partnership with Miami Beach Film Society.
$11; FREE* for MBC and Wolfsonian members, seniors, and students | Tickets
*Optional tour of Cuban Caricature and Culture at The Wolf is included in the film admission price.