Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba (Film Premier)
19-July from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
2 Screenings 11:15AM and 12:15PM – tickets must be purchased via Tropic Cinema https://www.tropiccinema.com/event/hemingway-between-key-west-and-cuba/
Film screening followed by Q & A with creators: C. Michael Curry, Executive Producer, Producer, Co-Writer and Raúl Villarreal, Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Narrator.
About the film:
At a point about half way across the Gulf Stream, on a passage from Key West to Havana on a clear night with calm waters, you can look back from where you have come and see the glow of the lights from Key West. If you look forward at that same moment to where you are headed, you can see the glow of Cuba, and know you are on a true course to Havana. The fact these two islands are connected in such an ethereal way, symbolizes the spiritual and cultural bond between them. Of course, there is a point where the glow from Key West fades, and the glow from Havana strengthens. Ernest Hemingway lived happily in Key West until the glow from Cuba beckoned him. This is a story of the two islands, cultures and people who shaped his life and his writing for more than 30 years.
About the presenters:
Mr. Curry is currently the Associate Vice President for Advancement for the Santa Fe College Foundation, Inc., where he has been active in fundraising and fund management for the last 30 years. In his current role as Associate Vice President, Mr. Curry oversees, among other things, various projects and activities related to the visual and performing arts.
Mr. Villarreal is the Coordinator for Cultural Programs at Santa Fe College and director the SF Spring Arts Festival. He serves on the SF Cultural Community Engagement Board, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.