Film captures the private life of Cuba's Fidel Castro

March 22, 2003

Fidel: The Untold Story, director Estela Bravo's reverent documentary portrait of Castro, branded by enemies as a despot and championed by friends as a man of the people, is this week's offering at Cinema Sundays.

Bravo captures Castro swimming with bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali, meeting Elian Gonzalez and celebrating his birthday with members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Frank Pratka of the Baltimore-Cuba Sister City Project is guest speaker.

The screening at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., is at 10:30 (bagels and coffee at 9:45 a.m.). Admission is $15. Call 410-727-FILM.

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