Ghost Town to HavanaOn Screen/In Person Film Series
April 24, 2018 · Bruce Montgomery Theatre
Director of Photography/Co-Producer/Cuban Co-Director Roberto Chile Perez
Two teams. Two countries. One game. Youth baseball coaches Nicolás Reyes and Roscoe Bryant are heroes to boys in tough circumstances. Coach Nicolás team plays in a Havana neighborhood that is rich in community but struggling economically, while Coach Roscoes plays in Ghost Town, a troubled Oakland neighborhood wracked by three decades of gang violence. In Ghost Town to Havana, the coaches are introduced virtually and two years later, meet in Cuba to play some ball. For the next week, they eat, dance, swim, argue, tease and play baseball together. The wary, street-smart Ghost Town boys gradually warm to the fun-loving friendship of their Afro-Cuban hosts. But when the realities of the world creep in, will they overcome the human struggle to wrest life from death? Ghost Town to Havana is a heartbreaking, funny and inspirational story about mentorship, life, love and baseball.
The On Screen/In Person Film Series offers a handpicked selection of six independent American films throughout the 17/18 season. The filmmaker(s) will do a Q&A following each screening, providing an in-depth look at the films and their respective topics and issues. View the whole series >>
- Tuesday, April 24 @ 7 PM
Stay after the screening for a panel discussion featuring:
- Eugene Corr, Ghost Town to Havana Producer/Director
- Steve Bandura, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department and Founder/Director of the Anderson Monarchs, a South Philly youth development organization
- Nancy Lee Roane, Penn Ph.D. candidate
On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.