Last month, a feisty Cuban-American protest erupted outside the Miami Beach premiere of Stephen Soderbergh's new four-hour epic about Che Guevara.
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In an interview with the New Times the next day, Soderbergh laughed off the hubub as the cost of doing business in the heart of Cuban nationalism, saying "You can't not show a movie about Che (in Miami)."
No one told the University of Miami, apparently.
The U has canceled a public premiere for the movie scheduled for next Friday at the School of Communication's Cosford Cinema, according to Renu Kirpalani, a publicist for the film.
UPDATE: The 'Che' premiere at the Cosford Cinema has been delayed, not canceled, says Melissa Rubi, a spokeswoman for the theater. The film's distributor couldn't get the movie to Miami until the week of the 23rd, Rubi says, so "Che" will play from the 23 - 27 at the Cosford.
"This was 100 percent a distributor issue," Rubi tells Riptide.
Anyone interested in the epic (highly recommended by Riptide, if you're into Latin American politics or history) -- or anyone interested in mounting a noisy protest outside the theater -- should check out the Cosford's website later this week for updated show times. Miami Beach Cinematheque will also show "Che" on Jan. 23.