MOVIE LISTING

Casa Bacardí

The Casa Bacardi, at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, is an interactive center highlighting Cuban history and culture. The Center, featuring a music pavilion, the Cuban Information Center, a cinema, and exhibits, is a unique place to appreciate and learn about Cuba's past. Casa Bacardi was made possible through a generous grant from the Bacardi Family Foundation.

The Music Pavilion

At the Music Pavilion individuals can put on headphones and travel back in time to their favorite Cuban musical era. With over 2,000 digital musical selections to choose from, finding your favorite Cuban singer or musician is at the touch of a button. Archived selections include nineteenth and twentieth century popular and classical Cuban works. On special TV monitors, you can also watch, while listening to Cuba's most popular orchestras. If comedy is what you are looking for, click on "Humor" and laugh with some of your favorite comedians, including Luis Carbonell and Guillermo Alvarez Guedes.

The Cuban Information Center

Visitors to the Cuban Information Center can access a variety of information on Cuba, both historical and contemporary. The Center features Cuba On-Line a database of information on most aspects of the island. At computer stations, you can test your knowledge of Cuban History by taking a "Cuban History Quiz."

The Cinema

At the Cinema visitors are able to screen a variety of movies about Cuba and Cubans. The movies change regularly, so please call 305-284-CUBA (2822) or go on-line at http://www.miami.edu/iccas for a schedule of what is currently showing.

Movie Listing

From May 1-31, Monday to Sunday at 2:30 PM, Casa Bacardi presents

Covering Cuba 3: Elián
Director: Agustín Blazquez
USA, 63 min, 2002

This documentary tells the saga of Elián González through the eyes of Cuban-Americans. The exile community, heavily slandered by the American press, responds graphically to the Clinton administration. The film is dedicated to the memory of Elisabet Brotón, Elián's mother, who died seeking freedom for her son en route to the United States.

Casa Bacardi, University of Miami
1531 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables
305-284-2822
http://www.miami.edu/iccas
$5.00 admission.  Free to University of Miami students, faculty & staff.

The Exhibits

Current exhibits at Casa Bacardi include a Smithsonian Institution Photograph Exhibit of Cuba in1902, which features original photos of the island taken during the celebration of the establishment of the republic in May 1902. Also on display from time to time are special traveling exhibits. For information on special exhibits being displayed, or coming soon to, Casa Bacardi, please call 305-284-CUBA (2822) or go on-line at http://www.miami.edu/iccas.

WHERE IS CASA BACARDI LOCATED

The Casa Bacardi is located in the building of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies on the University of Miami Campus at 1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33124.

MAP

Driving from the North - Take I-95 south, which feeds into US1, and continue south on US1 approximately five miles. Take a right on Red Road (S.W. 57th Avenue) till Brescia Avenue (the second street light). Take a right on Brescia Avenue and Casa Bacardi will be the third building on your left hand side.

Driving from the South - Take US1 North. Take a left on Red Road (S.W. 57th Avenue) till Brescia Avenue (the second street light). Take a right on Brescia Avenue Casa Bacardi will be the third building on your left hand side.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Note: The Cinema is only operational on Saturday and Sunday. Please call 305-284-CUBA (2822)or go on-line at http://www.miami.edu/iccas for what is currently playing.

ADMISSION

A donation of $5.00 per visitor is requested to defray the cost of maintaining the exhibits. Donations are not requested from children under 12.

INSTITUTE FOR CUBAN AND CUBAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami sponsors academic and outreach programs and helps coordinate Cuba-related activities at the University, including the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Chair in Cuban Studies, the Casa Bacardi, the Cuban Heritage Collection at the Otto G. Richter Library, the John J. Koubek Memorial Center, and other University components related to Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. ICCAS offers courses on Cuban history and culture, produces publications, and sponsors original research on specific topics.

 

Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

University of Miami