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CACHAO … COMO SU RITMO NO HAY DOS
1993, CineSon, 112 min, USA, Dir: Andy Garcia

Bassist and composer Israel López - better known as Cachao – helped introduce jazz improvisation to Cuba, giving birth to the mambo. This vibrant concert film of the master and his band at work in Miami in 1992 was perhaps the first to spotlight Cuban music, predating BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB by several years. “Clearly reverential, CACHAO illuminates its subject in a way most documentaries don't: By letting the music speak for itself, it's eloquent beyond language.” – Richard Harrington, The Washington Post


THE LOST CITY
2005, Magnolia Pictures, 144 min, Dir: Andy Garcia

. Andy Garcia directs and stars with Dustin Hoffmann and Ines Sastre in this tale of the Felloves, a Cuban family living in 1950s Havana. It is a time of extreme and violent political unrest as Fidel Castro overthrows the current oppressive ruling system and instates a Marxist regime, and Fico Fellove (Garcia), a nightclub owner, is faced with a decision that could alter the bonds of his family forever.


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