Cuban-American Documentary, “Elián”, Now Playing (May 26 – June 1)

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Cuban-American Documentary, “Elián”, Now Playing (May 26 – June 1)

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May 31, 2017
June 1, 2017

ELIÁN recounts the story of a Cuban boy named Elián González who, on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, was found floating on an inner tube in the Florida Straits, an event that set in motion a bitter custody battle between Elián’s Cuban father and US relatives.

 

Featuring powerful personal testimony, candid interviews, and extraordinary archival news footage, the feature presents a gripping account of Elián González’s remarkable survival after his mother and others perished at sea, the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and Miami-based relatives and the momentous political fight surrounding it all. Set to the backdrop of a tense and acrimonious relationship between the US and Cuba, the documentary features a wealth of contemporary news archive and gives unprecedented access to key players in the saga, including an exclusive interview with the boy himself, now a 23-year old man.

 

Critic Quotes:

“This is a well-crafted and well-paced film, and a thankfully complicated one as well.” – Flavorwire

“It has the decency to recognize that only Elián González has the right to define his sense of truth for himself. “ – Slant Magazine

“We see the resilience of the adult Elián when he takes a swim near a Cuban beach: After all he’s endured, he’s not afraid of the water.” – Village Voice

 

 

Runtime: 108 minutes

Rating: UR

Director:Tim Golden, Ross McDonell

Country: USA

Language: English, Spanish w/ English subtitles

 

Showtimes:

Friday, May 26: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00

Saturday, May 27: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00

Sunday, May 28: 5:30

Monday, May 29: 1:15, 5:45

Tuesday, May 30: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00

Wednesday, May 31: 2:15

Thursday, June 1: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00

 

FILM TICKETS:

$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:

Buy Movie Tickets

Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.

2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)

CINEMA INFO:

info@mediaartscenter.org / 619-230-1938

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