22 January – Vampires in Havana
Manchester Film Co-op would like to invite you to a special screening of Vampires in Havana, in support of the upcoming Manchester Latin America Now! day school.
A classic of Latin American political cartoon film, set under the dictatorship that preceded the Cuban revolution: a satire on imperialism, the rebellious power of music, intellectual property, and the clashes between Europe, the U.S., and Cuba. An exiled European scientist-vampire in Cuba invents Vampisol, a potion that allows vampires to enjoy the sun. He tests it on his nephew, a jazz trumpeteer.
A race for the formula begins: European vampires want to protect their feudal privilege, U.S. vampire boss Johnny Terrori wants the monopoly over the emerging market. The little Cuban trumpeteer-vampire outsmarts everyone to the sound of a fantastic soundtrack.
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm.
Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.
Optional RSVP: Facebook.