MDC’s Tower Theater

Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000

Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Gaspar González

Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 50min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Documentary Achievement Award

Cuba’s pre-revolution obsession with Hollywood cinema in the first half of the 20th century led Havana to create some of the most majestic movie palaces of their time in the Americas, where millions of Cubans spent their evenings gazing at the silver screen stars of yesteryear. One of those stars, Errol Flynn, Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler, traveled to Cuba in late 1958 as he struggled to overcome his alcoholism and stage a Hollywood comeback, but instead found himself in the middle of a real-life adventure more improbable than the plot of any film he ever made: recklessly endorsing the rhetoric of Fidel Castro and the soon-to-come revolution. Flynn self-produced a disastrous B-movie, Cuban Rebel Girls, and died soon afterwards.

Miami filmmaker Gaspar González finds in Flynn’s sad demise a fitting parallel to the end of Hollywood glamor in the Havana movie palaces. Although many of the great Havana movie houses are still standing, they are haunted by their long-gone heydays. With a detailed and careful eye, González reflects on the remnants of a film culture that so deeply affected and defined a nation’s collective memory.



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Director: Gaspar González
Producer: Gaspar González
Screenwriter: Gaspar González
Executive Producer: Gaspar González
Production Company: Hammer and Nail Productions

Music: Mickey de Grand IV
Cinematographer: Richard Patterson
Editor: Jorge Rubiera

Cast: Scott Eyman, Megan Feeney, Christina Lane, Nat Chediak

Gaspar González

Gaspar González is a Miami-based producer of documentary programming for broadcasters such as PBS, BBC and ESPN. His films include Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami (2008), the Grantland short documentary “Gay Talese’s Address Book” (2015), and “Havana House” (2017), winner of the Audience Favorite Short Film Award at the 2017 Miami Film Festival.