A benefit premiere showing of "Havana," starring Robert Redford, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, with Redford and director Sydney Pollack in attendance.
Proceeds will benefit the artistic programs of Redford's Sundance Institute, now in its 10th year of providing support for emerging American filmmakers. The non-profit organization offers programs centered around the Filmmakers' Lab, held each summer, which allows filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers from around the country to gather for guidance from top professionals in the industry.The institute also directs the Sundance Film Festival (formerly the United States Film Festival) in Park City each January, widely recognized for its contributions to American independent cinema.
"Havana" is a romantic drama set in pre-Castro Cuba, where a gambler (Redford) falls in love with a political activist (Lena Olin). Pollack, who has collaborated with Redford on such films as "Out of Africa," "Jeremiah Johnson," "Three Days of the Condor" and others, directed the film.
The evening will begin with a reception and dinner at the Marriott Hotel, followed by the screening at the Capitol Theater. Dinner tickets, which include the film, are $150 per person. General admission for the screening only is $15.
For more information phone 328-FILM.