Miami Beach Cinematheque. Jan 23rd through 29th, 2009. Miami Beach Cinematheque presents a one week run of the film CHE, directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring Benicio Del Toro, Demian Bichar, Santiago Cabrera, Carlos Bardem, Julia Ormond, Joaquim De Almeida and Yul Vasquez. The film will be presented in two parts nightly at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. respectively from Jan 23rd trough 29th, 2009.
The Argentine (Part One)
On November 26, 1956, Fidel Castro sails to Cuba with eighty rebels. One of those rebels is Ernesto “Che” Guevara, an Argentine doctor who shares a common goal with Fidel Castro – to overthrow the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Che proves indispensable as a fighter, and quickly grasps the art of guerrilla warfare. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. This film tracks Che’s rise in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Guerilla (Part Two)
After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. The story of the Bolivian campaign is a tale of tenacity, sacrifice, idealism, and of guerrilla warfare that ultimately fails, bringing Che to his death. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139