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Documentary ‘Ghost Town to Havana’ to screen at IU Cinema with director present

"Ghost Town to Havana" will screen Monday at the IU Cinema.
"Ghost Town to Havana" will screen Monday at the IU Cinema.

Director Eugene Corr will be present for a screening of his documentary, “Ghost Town to Havana,” at 7 p.m. Monday at the IU Cinema.

The 2015 documentary tells the story of two youth baseball teams, one in Oakland, California, and one in Havana, Cuba, that meet over video and dream of playing against each other one day. The American team comes from inner city Oakland, and the Cuban team comes from a poor Havana neighborhood. 

Corr, who co-directed the documentary with Cuban documentary filmmaker Roberto Chile, was nominated in 1991 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for “Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey.”

The screening is part of the series “Catching Up with Cuba,” showing films depicting a contemporary Cuba and complexity of modern Cuban life. The previous film in the series, “Behavior,” was screened at 4 p.m. Feb. 24. 

The series is sponsored by different organizations including the Hamilton Lugar School of International Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and La Casa Latino Cultural Center.

The screening is free but ticketed. Tickets are available online or at the door.

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