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Written by Miami Today on January 22, 2004
"Voices of the Orishas," by Alvaro PÈrez Betancourt, is a documentary that demonstrates the survival and strength of the African cultural and religious heritage of Yoruba in the contemporary life of Cubans. In Spanish with English subtitles. "Lucumi," by Mundo Latino, portrays Cuban Santeria with its deities, myths and oracle systems. The documentary is a historic, sociological, mythological and ethnographic inquiry into the African roots of this religion. Spanish. 2:30 p.m. daily (including Saturdays and Sundays) at Casa Bacardi, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Through February. $5. Details: (305) 284-CUBA (2822).
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
21st annual Miami International Film Festival showcases 63 films from 34 countries by acclaimed filmmakers Jan. 30-Feb. 8. Screenings in five locations – Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami, Regal South Beach Cinema 18 on Lincoln Road, Tower Theater in Little Havana, Sunrise Intracoastal Cinema in North Miami Beach and Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. To celebrate the festival’s opening night, there will be a pre-opening VIP reception on the second floor of Gusman. A gala opening-night party ($125) will be held after the screening ($25) at the Moore Building in the Design District, 191 NE 40th St. Details: www.miamifilmfestival.com.