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In the 1940s and ’50s, Havana was a movie-mad city, reportedly boasting more movie theatres than even New York, and more movie-theatre seats per capita than perhaps any city in the world. Overwhelmingly, these theatres — which included Art Deco palaces and a number of modernist gems — showed Hollywood films. Featuring interviews with film scholars, historians, and Cubans on the island, Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana will chronicle the enduring cultural impact of American movies in Cuba, and recall the last great real-life adventure of Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn: the Cuban revolution.
Gaspar González has produced documentaries for the BBC, PBS, ESPN, and others. His credits include the national PBS release Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, the Grantland short doc Gay Talese’s Address Book, and the ESPN 30 for 30 Short The Guerrilla Fighter. His work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the American Cinematheque. He is the founder of Hammer and Nail Productions.