Havana Motor Club tells a raucous story about Cuba’s vibrant community of underground drag racers and their quest to hold Cuba’s first official car race since shortly after the 1959 Revolution. Fabulous cars from the 1950’s are maintained with all sorts of innovative and resourceful techniques as the drag racer’s lives play out during Cuba’s recent reforms — the owning of property, allowance of small businesses, and greater exchange between Cubans, Cuban Americans, tourists, and other foreigners. Through their experiences and those of their families, the film explores how Cuba is changing today, and also what its future holds in light of Obama’s recent move to open up relations with the island nation. And the first car race? Come see to find out.
Skype Q&A with Director Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt to follow film. ASL Interpreter present at Q&A
Sponsored by: Liz Canner & Alex Barnett and Northern Motor Sports