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It tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of change. The nation's vibrant culture, beautiful colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island's history and spirit. Written by Aaron Ansel

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Experience Cuba as never before, and in Omnimax
16 June 2019 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

"Cuba" (2019 release; 40 min.) is a documentary made specifically for Omnimax screens (IMAX is flat screen; Omnimax is a domed screen). As the movie opens, we are treated to eye-candy shots of various places in Cuba. We then are introduced to 17 yr. old Patricia Torres, a ballerina who is trying to make it into the Cuban National Ballet troupe. Next we are introduced to Fernando Betros, Havana's official city historian who is racing against time to restore some of Havana's historical but crumbling buildings. Then we are introduced to Eusebio Leal and Daria Siciliano, who are studying Cuba's coral reefs.

Couple of comments: this documentary is directed by Peter Chang, who has a long track record in the making of these types of documentaries. Of course when you go see a movie at the Omnimax, the real (the only?) question is whether the photography is worth it, and to this I can unequivocally answer "YES!". I have never been to Cuba, but this documentary really has made it a bucket list item. If you haven't had the opportunity yet to see a movie in an Omnimax theater (which is so much better than an IMAX theater), I hope you will get an opportunity at some point. To be clear: "Cuba" was filmed specifically for Omnimax theaters (although it is also showing in IMAX theaters). The three main story lines used for the narrative of the movie (ballet, architecture, corral reefs) are not the only ones. There is a nice segment on the 60,000 American classic cars from the 1950s that somehow are still on the road in Cuba, and Cuban music is also featured (and used throughout the film's soundtrack).

"Cuba" opened recently at the Omnimax theater here in Cincinnati, and the Father's Day matinee screening where we saw this at was PACKED. If you like a nice documentary brought to you in the best possible experience (Omnimax), I'd readily suggest you check this out and draw your own conclusion.


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