Voices From Mariel - a Screening (or 2 or 3)

**The following post was written and brought to you by the one and only Kikita. Marta and the rest of the big, fat, Cuban family are currenty cruising to Puerto Rico**

Mami, Marta, has been collecting your Cuando Sali de Cuba stories for quite some time now getting ready for Hispanic Heritage Month. What better way to kick off the month than with a screening of the film that kicked off the Cuando Sali de Cuba story sharing?


Back in May, there was a giveaway of the DVD "Voices From Mariel."

Voices From Mariel logo

And now, at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be a couple of special screenings of this incredible documentary in select cities.

If you're in Miami, you can go see "Voices From Mariel" next weeked, September 9, 10, & 11 at:
90 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 571-9970
Click here for tickets and showtimes


September 9-15 at:
11865 SW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 221-1801
Click here for tickets and showtimes

If you're reading from New Brunswick, New Jersey there will be a screening for you, too!

On September 25th, "Voices of Mariel" will be part of the screenings offered in the New Jersey:

New Jersey Film Festival Location
Voorhees Hall #105
71 Hamilton Street/College Avenue Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
(You have to be sure and arrive about 30 minutes early to get your tickets at the door, though)

All of these screenings are fantastic, but a movie isn't really a movie until it's seen in LA, right?
Of course, right.

So, on September 10th at 8pm, as a part of Cuban Cultural Night at the MACHA Theatre in West Hollywood, there will be a special screening of "Voices of Mariel" complete with a Question and Answer session with some of the makers afterwards. ("The Makers" being Dr. Jose Garcia - the creator, Rob Tritton - a producer, and Steven Bauer - a totally awesome actor and if you don't know who he is I - Kikita - might be worried about how Cuban you really are!)

There are plenty of people who don't know anything about the Mariel Boatlift beyond Scarface or that one Pitbull album, those are the people you should bring with you to this event.

And, afterwards, please come up and introduce yourself to me.

Let's take a picture.
And you can tell me your Cuando Sali de Cuba story, or ask for tips on how to get your Taka Taka just right. ;-)

I hope to see you all on Saturday, September 10th at 8pm!
MACHA Theatre
1107 North Kings Rd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Click here for tickets

If you haven't submitted your Cuando Sali de Cuba story to Mami yet, there's still time! Go ahead and send her an email.
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If you can't make it to any of the screenings because they're not in your area, there's only one thing to do: find a way to have a screening in your city! Go ahead and send me, Kikita, an email and I'll make sure you get in touch with the right people.

What a great beginning to Hispanic Heritage Month, no?

See you on the 10th!