The world’s most traveled Filmmaker, Marlin Darrah, will be presenting his film “Cuba: A Road Trip from Havana to Santiago de Cuba” at the Sawyer Memorial on Friday, April 21st at 2 and 7 p.m.
Long off-limits to American travelers, this colorful and fascinating travel feature takes you on an adventurous road journey throughout Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean. Havana, its capital, is the most beautiful and beguiling of Caribbean cities. This 17th century fort guards the harbor entry to Havana. Winston Churchill, approaching Havana by sea in 1895 wrote that he felt “delirious – as if I had sailed with Long John Silver and first gazed on Treasure Island. Here was a place where anything might happen. A place where something would certainly happen.” The fortress protecting the city overlooks Old Havana.
The hearts of Americans that come to Cuba can’t help but be warmed by the sight of so many old American classic cars. Dodges, Chevy’s, and Chryslers. It’s a rolling museum of romantic American escapism. With the Revolution, all U.S. car imports came to a screeching halt in 1960, thus ensuring a rusting metallic time capsule of Americana. Most are in pretty bad shape, puffing along the avenues, some now covered with of house paint, the only paint available. A typical scene in the narrow streets of Old Havana are people standing around happily talking away, with a grand, yet dying old American classic languishing nearby. One of the best things to do in Cuba is find one of these classic cars and hire its owner to take you on a road trip into the Cuban countryside.
The program concludes with a return to Havana to see an event that should not be missed, Carnival in Cuba. An unforgettable program that introduces you to a fresh, thorough, and entertaining view of the island nation of Cuba. The embargo will be lifted soon and Cuba will quickly become the most popular Caribbean destination for millions of Americans each year.
Shows will be on Friday, April 21st at 2 & 7 p.m. at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road, Greene. Free admission! FMI call 946-5311, visit sawyer-foundation.com or www.facebook.com/sawyer.foundation1937