Leaving for my first FIlm Festival. Multi-tasking. On phone, waiting for plane, taking selfie.
Yes, this dog was really on the plane!
Arrived in LA. Yes, palm trees.
It’s Brit week in LA. Very odd feeling.
Look who I found at Brit week!
My cousin flew all the way out to be with me at my first film festival. Stayed at The Viceroy. We were given the Monarch suite which we did not book. It is the most expensive room in the hotel. When we questioned the front desk the answer was, “do you believe in Karma.” We do!
Friends and relatives the night before the screening having a toast.
The audience at the screening. It was a packed house!
Standing in the back of the theatre watch my film after 8 years. Unbelievable feeling. And they laughed at my jokes. They got it!
Announcing my first Q&A
Listing of my film in the program
Discussing my film with another one of the attendees
Post screening lunch at Cantor’s, of course with some of my posse
Inspire your students by integrating this film in your lessons.
It Happened in Havana helps engage students emotionally in a story that has many threads. It’s a tale of love, family, international politics, immigration, Jewish history, American history, and much more.
Perfect for your classroom – with 27 minutes of visual storytelling, the film leaves plenty of time to discuss the subjects it touches on and invites students to think and provide insights from their own experiences too.
This film brings the personal stories of immigrants back into the debate.