7 pm: 638 Ways to Kill Castro
(Dir. Dollan Cannell, UK, 2006, 78 minutes)
This documentary looks at the incredible story of the 638 alleged plots by the CIA and Cuban exiles to kill former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. It reveals every conceivable method of assassination, from exploding cigars to femme fatalism, a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison pen. If you think this sounds like something out of a James Bond film, then you’re not far from the truth.
8:40 pm - The Waiting List
(Dir. Juan Carlos Tabio, Cuba, 2001, 105 min., English subtitles)
In this comic hit, set in an isolated bus terminal in the middle of nowhere, dozens of passengers are stranded when a bus they were waiting for breaks down and cannot leave. Forced to spend the next few days together, everyone works together to overcome adversity, revealing humanity’s ability to overcome the toughest circumstances through sharing, cooperation and solidarity. Made by award winning director Juan Carlos Tabio (Strawberries and Chocolate).
Saturday, July 25, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education,
706 Clark Drive, Vancouver (corner of Clark & E. Georgia)
No admission charge, but donations towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available. Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Latino and Vancouver East Clubs of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email