Powerful Story Of Cuban "Elián"

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Digital Gym Cinema says
ELIÁN recounts the story of a Cuban boy named Elián González who, on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, was found floating on an inner tube in the Florida Straits, an event that set in motion a bitter custody battle between Elián’s Cuban father and US relatives.

Featuring powerful personal testimony, candid interviews, and extraordinary archival news footage, the feature presents a gripping account of Elián González’s remarkable survival after his mother and others perished at sea, the custody battle between the boy’s Cuban father and Miami-based relatives and the momentous political fight surrounding it all. Set to the backdrop of a tense and acrimonious relationship between the US and Cuba, the documentary features a wealth of contemporary news archive and gives unprecedented access to key players in the saga, including an exclusive interview with the boy himself, now a 23-year old man.

Critic Quotes:
“This is a well-crafted and well-paced film, and a thankfully complicated one as well.” - Flavorwire
“It has the decency to recognize that only Elián González has the right to define his sense of truth for himself. “ - Slant Magazine
“We see the resilience of the adult Elián when he takes a swim near a Cuban beach: After all he's endured, he's not afraid of the water.” - Village Voice

Runtime: 108 minutes
Rating: UR
Directors: Tim Golden, Ross McDonell
Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish w/ English subtitles

Showtimes:
Friday, May 26: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00
Saturday, May 27: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00
Sunday, May 28: 5:30
Monday, May 29: 1:15, 5:45
Tuesday, May 30: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00
Wednesday, May 31: 2:15
Thursday, June 1: 11:00AM, 3:30, 8:00

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-UEx41skXA

FILM TICKETS:
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members.
Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)
CINEMA INFO:
info@mediaartscenter.org / 619-230-1938
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