Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews QUEENS OF THE REVOLUTION the story of a Cuban LGBTQ center that made such a difference

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  Queens of the Revolution is the filmmaker Rebecca Heidenberg‘s first feature film. It begins with the ritual of Ms. Cinthya dressing up for her performance at El Mejunje, a cultural center in Santa Clara, the capital of the Central Cuban province of Villa Clara. The city of Santa Clara, also known as Liberal City, … Continue reading

Last Days In Havana

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This somewhat depressing Cuban 0dd-couple tale takes part in a dilapidated  Havana neighborhood where time has stood still and where both the fabric of the buildings and life in general struggle to survive. The rather dour-looking 50 year old Miguel (Patricio Wood) ekes out a living as a dishwasher at a cafe by day, and … Continue reading

The Queen of Thursdays

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This fascinating documentary with its intriguing title is the bitter-sweet story of Rosario “Charin” Suárez a Cuban ballerina hailed by many as the best of her generation.  Her tale starts when Fidel Castro first came to power in 1959 and he invited Alicia Alonso the country’s leading prima ballerina and her husband Fernando to establish … Continue reading

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