Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Taste Of Cuba at Katonah Museum Of Art

July 22 and August 5
Add Movies & Mojitos to some of the most provocative
contemporary Cuban art, and the Katonah Museum of Art is hotter than Havana
in the coming month! Join the Museum for one or both evenings of Movies &
Mojitos, where guests pack a picnic dinner and blanket to enjoy along with
Cuban hors d'oeuvres prepared by Crabtree's Kittle House on July 22 and
Sam's of Gedney Way on August 5 and a thirst-quenching Mojito courtesy of
Caperberry Events and Catering before settling in to watch a movie in the
Sculpture Garden.
The galleries featuring the Cuba Avant-Garde exhibition will also be open,
with an optional 8pm docent tour, followed by the films at 9pm. Tickets are
$20 for members and $25 for non-members and reservations are suggested. For
more information call (914) 232-9555, ext. 0 or reserve online at <> .
Boxers and Ballerinas

A classically trained ballerina waits for an overseas dance tour. Another one helps her mother’s penniless dance company. A boxer wins 120 fights and world respect as a champion. Another one lives with his mother and is 3-1, waiting to collect enough money to fight again. Which ballerina and which boxer live in Cuba? Which two live in Miami? The revelations are surprising in this vivid, offbeat documentary that showsCuba’s youth to be its greatest resource and sometimes, its greatest export.

Charles T. Johnstone, the film’s Executive Producer, will give a brief introduction.

Hors d’oeuvres prepared by Carmen Gonzalez, guest chef for the summer season at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua; Mojitos courtesy of Caperberry Events & Catering.
Thursday, August 5 – Buena Vista Social Club
In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest names from the history of Cuban music from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s to collaborate on the bestselling and Grammy Award-winning album, The Buena Vista Social Club. Inspired by these colorful characters and their extraordinary music, director Wim Wenders travels to Havana to chronicle the cooperation and camaraderie between Cooder and his veteran friends, known in Cuba as "Los Superablos” (the Super-Grandfathers), as well as their dazzling concerts in Amsterdam and New York's Carnegie Hall in April and July 1998.

John Farr, editor of and co-founder of the Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford, CT ( will give a brief introduction. Hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Sam's of Gedney Way; Mojitos courtesy of Caperberry Events & Catering.

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