In this outrageous animated film featuring music from Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, a vampire family from Cuba is preparing for a showdown between rival gangs from America and Eastern Europe as they descend on Havana in search of the formula for Vampisol, a scientific breakthrough that allows vampires to exist in broad daylight. The film, though set in 1933, has no shortage of political commentary relevant to 1980s Cuba despite its pulpy vampiric premise. A fascinating cultural marker full of wacky characters and madcap action, we are proud to be screening the film from a rare 35mm print courtesy of the Moving Image Archive at UNC School of the Arts.
Screening to be introduced by Cuban film scholar Dr. Ana Lopez of Tulane University!
Spotlight: Cuba on Screen program generously sponsored by The Isasi Family