“Tearing the symbolism and power of the iconic figure away from the intractable reality of machismo in Latin culture, Zaldívar gives us an important reinterpretation of the famous political icon in order to rescue the man behind it.”

-- Kade Crockford, Miami and Ft.Lauderdale Lesbian and Gay Film Festival


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Despite being the greatest political and literary figure that Cuba has ever produced, José Martí is mostly known in the U.S. for writing the lyrics to the popular song “Guantanamera.” “Martí and I” presents a new, daring interpretation of this historical icon, which draws from his contemporary literary and art movements, the Symbolists and the Decadents.