Havana Motor Club
Cine Cubano
  • The Good Night (La Noche Buena)
  • The Good Night (La Noche Buena)
  • The Good Night (La Noche Buena)
Ogden Museum of Southern ArtFri, Oct 16, 2015 8:30 PM
Director in attendance
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Prytania TheatreMon, Oct 19, 2015 4:30 PM
Director in attendance
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Film Info
Release Year:2015
Type of Film:Documentary Feature
Production Country:Cuba
Original Language:Spanish
Community Partners:CubaNOLA Arts Collective
Puentes | LatiNola
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Produced By:Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Zelmira Gainza
Magnus Andersson
Screenwriter:Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Cinematography:Zelmira Gainza
Editing By:Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Armando Croda
Julio Perez IV
Cuba’s recent reforms brought a variety of changes to the country: an improved relationship with the United States, an increase in small business ownership and…car races? For the past several decades, a devoted group of auto enthusiasts kept the sport alive, even though the revolutionary government banned it as an “elitist” activity. We follow a diverse group of drivers as they fight to gain recognition from officials who use any excuse (including an impending visit by the Pope) to delay the nation’s first official race since 1959. Throughout the film, these car lovers discuss their strategies for putting their vehicles together, share their opinions of the latest developments in Cuban society and allow their unsanctioned drag races to be captured on film, giving us a glimpse of the thrills which may soon be available for all to see. –Jack Hamm
Director's Bio: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt co-directed and edited Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and served as the co-producer and additional editor of Control Room.
Included Shorts
The Good Night (La Noche Buena) (17min) Cine Cubano More