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IWW & Bloom Collective to screen Che: Part I on May 17

May 10, 2012

Next Thursday, the Grand Rapids chapter of the IWW and the Bloom Collective will be hosting a screening of part one from the two-part biopic film on Ernest “Che” Guevara. 

Part one of the Steven Soderbergh deals with the Cuban revolution and the role that Che played in making that come about. The film is based in part on Guevara’s diaries and other writings, as well as other archival sources that deal with the Cuban Revolution, its aftermath and the US government’s response to the revolution.

Soderbergh’s film does an excellent job of depicting what the Cuban revolutionaries did in order to overthrow the Bautista regime and the antagonistic relationship that developed between the US and Cuba after July of 1959. The film also does a good job of humanizing Guevara without romanticizing the legacy of one of the most famous Latin American revolutionaries of the 20th Century.

Che: Part I

Thursday, May 17


IATSE Labor Hall

931 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

This film is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow the screening.

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