Hutchins Center: Cuban Cinema Series: “¡Vampiros en la Habana! / Vampires in Havana” (1985)


Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:00pm


). Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, 102 Mount Auburn Street

See the Hutchins Center Website for details.


108 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Juan Padrón.

This animated film features trumpet performances by Arturo Sandoval. "The film is about a vampire (related to Count Dracula himself) who invented a potion that allows vampires to walk around in the daytime. It takes place in Havana, Cuba, in the environment of a growing rebel movement against the dictator ‘General Machado’ (who clearly represents Batista in the film). The main character is part of this revolutionary movement when he later discovers that he is a vampire, and then becomes caught up in a struggle between Chicago ‘Mobster vampires’ and wealthy European vampires.” —The Left Film Review

Open to the Public - Limited seating

Part of Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba on view through May 29