Havana Motor Club

Showings

O Cinema Miami Beach Fri, Apr 8, 2016 6:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Sat, Apr 9, 2016 2:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Sat, Apr 9, 2016 4:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Sat, Apr 9, 2016 6:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Sun, Apr 10, 2016 2:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Sun, Apr 10, 2016 4:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Sun, Apr 10, 2016 6:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Mon, Apr 11, 2016 6:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Tue, Apr 12, 2016 6:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Wed, Apr 13, 2016 6:45 PM
O Cinema Miami Beach Thu, Apr 14, 2016 6:45 PM

Description

Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt takes to the roadways of Havana for a fascinating glimpse at the resilience, ingenuity, and passion of the competitive spirit. Auto racing was a Cuban tradition for decades, typified by the Cuban Grand Prix of the late '50s. Fidel Castro declared the practice elitist and outlawed racing indefinitely, yet an underground automotive pulse still beats on the island. Gearheads across Cuba scrap, scrape together, or just fabricate parts to get max speed out of their American muscle cars. Meanwhile, enthusiasts and organizers look for ways to legitimize the sport and bring the excitement of Cuban racing back to the people.

Punctuated by a lively Cuban soundtrack, HAVANA MOTOR CLUB captures a nation at a crossroads. Changing international relationships and economic reforms have offered unprecedented opportunity to Cubans, but left the children of the Revolution unsure of the best route forward. For the half-dozen racers at the heart of Perlmutt’s film, this means last-minute adjustments or wholesale changes to their beloved cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned drag race in Cuba since 1960.

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