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.

Venue: On the Eighth Day Cafe, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Optional RSVP: Facebook.


2 Responses to 22 January – Vampires in Havana

  1. Pingback: Film Screening in support of Making Another World Real: “Vampires in Havana” « anotherworldreal

  2. There’s a low-quality version of the film available on Youtube, in case anyone missed the screening last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFTWbnf4MEk

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