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Man of Two Havanas
Year:  2007
Running Time:  96 minutes
Country:  USA/Cuba
Genre:  Documentary
Cast:  Max Lesnik
Showtime:   Sunday, March 16, 2008 @ 07:35 PM
Director:  Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Description:
  Max Lesnik, director of Radio Miami, has been the number one target of anti-Castro terrorists and considered the most controversial figure in the Cuban exile community. He was a prominent revolutionary when he left Cuba due to ideological differences with his then friend, Fidel Castro. In Miami, he took a position that was both against the Cuban government as well as against the U.S. policy toward Cuba. This third position was shared by few and voiced by no one but him. Max Lesnik became the publisher of Replica, the most widely circulated Spanish language magazine of its time. With a childhood filled with bombings and assassination attempts on her father, the filmmaker explores her relationship with him and the Cuba he left behind. Through the prism of a daughter we explore the past, the present, and the nature of social responsibility and personal sacrifice. The magazine was a forum for debate, as well as for his incendiary point of view. His position soon evolved to include dialogue with the Cuban government and recently revived his friendship with Castro.

Lesnik has been the target of choice for the anti-Castro terrorists. They have tried to murder him and nine bombs have gone off at his office in little Havana.

Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles

In Attendance: Vivien Lesnik Weisman (Director) & Max Lesnik (Film Subject)

Northern California Premiere

Festivals:

- Tribeca Film Festival
- Havana International Film Festival
- Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
- Santa Barbara Film Festival [Social Justice Nominee]
- Gasparilla Film Festival
- Guadalajara Film Festival
- Florida Film Festival

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Screening With: Julieta

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