North American Premiere


Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: O GATO DE HAVANA

Running Time: 88min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

To this day, Havana remains that rare city where music-lovers can still wander into a small club and, for a nominal fee, witness some of the world’s most vibrant sounds being generated by some of its greatest talents. Perhaps the most illustrious of all Havana’s clubs is Gato Tuerto, now in its sixth decade of existence. Its stage is small but has hosted giants, among them Omara Portuondo, Pablo Milanés and Chucho Valdés, while around its tables have sat the likes of Gabriel García Márquez and Julio Cortázar.
Dacio Malta’s documentary chronicles the long, fascinating story of Gato Tuerto in all its bohemian glamor and creative bliss.


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Director: Dacio Malta
Producer: Gretel Medina, Julia Mirabal
Screenwriter: Dacio Malta, Livia Arbex
Executive Producer: Dacio Malta

Cinematographer: Denise Ribas Guerra
Editor: Livia Arbex

Subjects: Pablo Milanés, Chucho Valdés, Omara Portuondo, Caetano Veloso

Dacio Malta

Dacio Malta was born in Rio de Janeiro. He was a journalist before forging a career in filmmaking. His debut feature film was Noel Rosa: Poeta da Vila e do povo (10). The Cat From Havana (17) is his latest film.

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