THE POET OF HAVANA

2015, Colour, Canada, Cuba, Documentaries

 

Production Team

Director : Ron Chapman

Screenwriter : Ron Chapman

Cinematographer : Mark Staunton, Luis Alberto González

Editor : Eugene Weis

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Ron Chapman, Jack Lenz, Carlos Iglesias, NO ES EL FIN Productions, 5 DELAVAN AVENUE, TORONTO, ON M5P 1T2 (Canada), ron@ronchapmanfilms.com.


 

Synopsis

THE POET OF HAVANA explores the cultural, political and social significance that Carlos Varela has had in his 30 years as a singer-songwriter. His emotionally charged songs -- raw, metaphoric chronicles of contemporary Cuban life -- have drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan’s work. Jackson Browne’s translation of Varela’s Muros y Puertas (Walls and Doors), talks about how polarized we are as a society, evident in the song’s refrain, “There can be freedom only when nobody owns it.”

 

Director

Torontonian Ron Chapman, started out as a musician, then went on to manage musical artists, produce albums, and direct rock videos and TV commercials. His 2014 documentary, WHO THE F**K IS ARTHUR FOGEL, features Lady Gaga, U2, Madonna, The Police, Rush and other famous performers. He also recently completed an album of his own songs.


 

Projections

Saturday August 29, 2022 - 09:30 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 13
Friday September 4, 2022 - 10:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2


 

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