Aug 14th: Cuban Music Legends - Los Zafiros at Landmark Theatre - Don't Miss Out
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2008 Black Docs Film Series Presents...
August 14th: Through The Eyes of Cuban Legends
Los Zafiros ("The Sapphires"): Music From The Edge of Time
7pm @ Landmark's E Street Cinema
11th & E Streets, NW, Washington, DC
(Metro Center Metro, across from ESPNZone)
(Parking on 11th Street Side, Entrance on E Street Side)
One Night Only for this Award-Winning Film
Film: Los Zafiros (The Sapphires): Music From The Edge of Time (2007), produced by Lorenzo Destefano, with executive producers Randa Haines and Sandra Levinson, explores the memories of Manuel Galban and Miguel Cancio, the two surviving members of Los Zafiros, as they are reunited in Havana, Cuba. Los Zafiros are a musical phenomenon molded by their time and place that caused a sensation in Havana and beyond throughout the 1960's and into the early '70's. They were the "Beatles of 1060s' Cuba"Though they enjoyed international acclaim, touring widely throughout Europe, Los Zafiros have remained in relative obscurity throughout the U.S. as a result of the political climate of the cold war.
The sensuality of their musical and personal style brought them a rabid female following and heavy air play on national radio, making them very much the Beatles. Four decades after their formation, Los Zafiros popularity, sparked by the successful 1998 release of the Spanish-language feature film "Zafiros - Locura Azul," and of the "Bossa Cubana" CD from World Circuit Records ("Buena Vista Social Club"). On a popular battle-of-the-bands style radio program hosted by Adrian Mesa of 92.3 Classica-FM in Miami in December 2001, Los Zafiros receive a majority of the call-in votes compared to their competition. For more, visit http://www.loszafirosfilm.com.
Salento Film Festival (Tricase, Italy) - "Vallonea Award," Best Documentary
Imagen Foundation - 2003 Imagen Award- Best Documentary Feature Film
Park City Film Festival - Gold Medal for Excellence - Best Music Documentary
Santiago Alvarez Documentary Festival - Special Documentary Award
Berkeley Film & Video Festival - Grand Festival Award, Documentary Feature
CMJ Music Marathon - Best Use of Music in A Film
Wine Country Film Festival - Best Arts Documentary
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