Saturday, May 20, 2006
9:00 AM - Theatre Doors
9:20 AM - Introduction
9:30 AM - Film Begins
Session follows the Screening
Members present 2006 Membership Card
& Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door
Havana lensed Love &
SEE TRAILER AT: www.LuisMoroProductions.com
Love & Suicide,
the first all U.S. made narrative feature shot in Cuba since 1959, 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 himself."
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.
RUNNING TIME: 90