Rave Reviews in Cuba for New "Che" Movie

If you know anything about basic physics, you probably are familiar with the law of inverse reactions.

Basically, it states that any cultural event that's greeted with a screaming protest in Miami from Vigilia Mambisa will be met by an equally welcoming reception in Cuba. It's science.

And sure enough, just a few days after Vigilia pelted Benicio Del Toro and Steven Soderbergh with insults as they premiered their new 4-hour epic about Che Guevara in Miami Beach, the film opened in Havana to widespread praise.

"It's great. It really reflects the life of Che and his fight in Bolivia

and how he was assassinated," Eugenio Martinez, a retiree at one

screening, told Reuters. "It's satisfying to see that his fight was not in vain."

Want to read more about "Che" and the angry reception it garnered in Miami? Check out the New Times later this week for an exclusive Q&A with the director, Steven Soderbergh.

-- Tim Elfrink

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