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Facets, Center on Halsted Host Screening of 'Free Havana' Documentary

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 16, 2014 5:00PM

In partnership with the Center on Halsted, Facets Cinematheque will host a screening of a one-hour documentary called Free Havana, a film about the lives of six gay and lesbian individuals in Cuba and the evolution of the country on LGBT issues as a whole.

From Facets, here's a summary

From the Batista era to the Revolution to the Mariel Boatlift to present-day Cuba, Free Havana exposes the evolution of gay life from a time when homosexuality was considered a punishable crime to a movement of equality that includes free gender confirmation surgeries. Honest in approach and poignant in content, the stories of these six Cubans will inform and inspire as they touch your heart.

What makes this one-time afternoon screening, set for Sunday, March 2, special is that Free Havana director Eliezer Perez Angueira will participate in a both a Q&A session and a reception. Tickets are $9, but the event is free for Facets members. Showtime is at 3:00 p.m.

Here's a film excerpt:

Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.