EXCLUSIVE OJAI SHOWING
May
26
6:30 pm18:30

EXCLUSIVE OJAI SHOWING

  • MATILIJA AUDITORIUM

Ghost Town to Havana will screen for the first time in Ojai, CA on May 26th at the Matilija Auditorium. Filmmaker Gene Corr and Royals Head Coach Roscoe Bryant Jr. are set to appear for a Q&A after the show. 

Tickets are available at: Downhome Furnishings, Keller Williams Realty, Attitude Adjustment Shoppe or your favorite Ojai Rotarian.

 

 

 

BARNSTORMING FOR INNER CITY BASEBALL TOUR IN RICHMOND, CA
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

BARNSTORMING FOR INNER CITY BASEBALL TOUR IN RICHMOND, CA

  • East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

FREE Bay Area Community Screening

Wednesday, May 10th - East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond, CA 94801

The goal of the Barnstorming Tour is to recruit, train and inspire men and women in the community to become inner city coaches and mentors. Let's give our inner city youth a chance to play organized youth sports with a caring and knowledgeable coach!

Everyone welcome!

6:30pm - doors, 7pm - film, 8:30pm - Q & A and panel with filmmaker Gene Corr, Coach Roscoe Bryant and Junior Giants representative, former San Francisco Giant & Willie Mac Award winner Mike Felder.

Get your FREE tickets HERE

BARNSTORMING FOR INNER CITY BASEBALL TOUR IN OAKLAND, CA
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

BARNSTORMING FOR INNER CITY BASEBALL TOUR IN OAKLAND, CA

  • New Parkway Theater

FREE Bay Area Community Screening

Wednesday, May 3rd - New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

The goal of the Barnstorming Tour is to recruit, train and inspire men and women in the community to become inner city coaches and mentors. Let's give our inner city youth a chance to play organized youth sports with a caring and knowledgeable coach!

Everyone welcome!

6:30pm - doors, 7pm - film, 8:30pm - Q & A and panel with filmmaker Gene Corr, Coach Roscoe Bryant and Junior Giants representative, former slick-fielding San Francisco Giant 2nd baseman, Nate Oliver.

Get your FREE tickets HERE

 

BARNSTORMING FOR INNER CITY BASEBALL TOUR IN SAN FRANCISCO
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

BARNSTORMING FOR INNER CITY BASEBALL TOUR IN SAN FRANCISCO

  • Bay View Opera House

FREE Bay Area Community Screening

Tuesday, May 2nd - Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

The goal of the Barnstorming Tour is to recruit, train and inspire men and women in the community to become inner city coaches and mentors. Let's give our inner city youth a chance to play organized youth sports with a caring and knowledgeable coach!

Everyone welcome!

6:30pm - doors, 7pm - film, 8:30pm - Q & A and panel with David Jacobson of Positive Coaching Alliance, Coach Roscoe Bryant, filmmaker Gene Corr and Junior Giants representative Andres Torrés, center fielder for the 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series Champions!

Get your FREE tickets HERE

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Dec
9
8:30 pm20:30

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • Cowin Theater New York

Ghost Town to Havana is happy to announce being selected as part of the 23rd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival being held in New York City on back to back nights. The second screening will be held on Friday, December 9th @8:30pm at The Cowin Auditorium at The Teacher's College, Columbia College.   

The ADIFF was created in November, 1993 by the husband and wife team of Reinaldo Barroso-Spech & Diarah N’Daw-Spech on the belief that education is power. The festival is made up of people from diverse races, nationalities and backgrounds that come together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity, intellectual expansion, identity, and equality.

Visit the African Diasopora International Film Fest website for more information.

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • Cinepolis Chelsea

Ghost Town to Havana is happy to announce being selected as part of the 23rd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival being held in New York City on back to back nights.  The first screening will be held on Thursday, December 8th @7:30 pm at the Cinepolis Chelsea Theater.    

The ADIFF was created in November, 1993 by the husband and wife team of Reinaldo Barroso-Spech & Diarah N’Daw-Spech on the belief that education is power. The festival is made up of people from diverse races, nationalities and backgrounds that come together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity, intellectual expansion, identity, and equality.

Visit the African Diasopora International Film Fest website for more information.

GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA TO MAKE EUROPEAN DEBUT AT FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL
Nov
18
6:15 pm18:15

GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA TO MAKE EUROPEAN DEBUT AT FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL

Ghost Town to Havana is excited to announce our European debut at the 29th Annual Foyle Film Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland!  We will screen on Friday, November 18th @6:15pm at The Nerve Centre and are in the running for the Light In Motion (LIM) Competition Award.  Since 1999, the Foyle film Festival has been an Oscar® affiliated festival - one of only a handful of festivals to enjoy this honor.  In addition, Foyle Film Festival also enjoys BAFTA recognition since 2009 and BIFA recognition since 2010.

Please visit THEIR WEBSITE for more information.

BIG WATER FILM FESTIVAL
Nov
12
3:30 pm15:30

BIG WATER FILM FESTIVAL

  • Ashland Bay Cinema

Ghost Town to Havana is happy to announce that we will screen at the Big Water Film Festival Saturday, November 12th @3:30pm (CST).  The Big Water Film Festival takes place on November 9 – 13, 2016, with special showings in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. The primary festival will be at the newly renovated Bay Theater in Ashland.  Please go their website for more information.

 CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

BERKELEY VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION
Oct
29
5:00 pm17:00

BERKELEY VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION

  • EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER PERFORMANCE SPACE

Ghost Town to Havana is happy to announce we will screen at the 2016 Berkeley Video Film Festival.  Founded by award winning independent filmmakers who were involved with the "independent underground cinema revolution" in the early and mid-1960's, the Berkeley Video Film Festival was created in 1990 to provide a venue for independent film and video makers creating works that challenge and confront our notions of "Electronic Cinema."

Filmmaker Gene Corr will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. Tickets are $10-$15 and can be purchased ahead of time by calling (510) 843-3699.

SYRACUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Oct
23
1:30 pm13:30

SYRACUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • Syracuse International Film Fest Offices

 

Ghost Town to Havana is pleased to be a part of the 2016 Syracuse International Film Festival, which was created in 2003 as the place where information by, for and about film and media-related programs could be brought to the community.  Members produce, present and promote programs throughout the year that are created to engage, inspire, and entertain.  A Q&A will follow the screening with filmmaker Gene Corr, who will also receive the event's SIFF Bassel Shehade Award for Social Justice.  

For more information please visit their website: http://www.filminsyracuse.com/syrfilmfest-2016 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 

Sep
24
3:30 pm15:30

2016 Baseball HOF Film Festival

  • Baseball Hall of Fame

Ghost Town to Havana has been selected for participation in the 11th annual Baseball Film Festival at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.  

Tickets for each screening are free but must be reserved.  Participants in the Museum’s Membership Program can reserve tickets starting September 12th by calling (607) 547-0397 or visiting the Membership desk at the Museum.

Ghost Town to Havana to screen at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival's "Best of the Fest"
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Ghost Town to Havana to screen at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival's "Best of the Fest"

  • SCA Brent Auditorium

Earlier this March, ‘Ghost Town to Havana’ screened at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and won the Audience Award for best film. The audience was so moved in fact that they passed the proverbial hat and donated nearly $1,000 to the main subject of the film, Coach Roscoe Bryant and his team, the Oakland Royals. On July 15th at 7pm ‘Ghost Town to Havana’ will screen again as part of the Festivals ‘Best of Fest’ event at the SCA Brent Auditorium in Sebastopol. Our film will be preceded by the fun short doc ‘Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball’ which profiles the journey of a multiple World Series winning pitcher who goes on to become a physician. What better way to celebrate summertime (and the All-Star Break) than with a pair of excellent baseball documentaries packed with major league memories, you won’t want to miss out!

Click HERE for more for information and to buy tickets.

CineCulture
Apr
22
5:00 pm17:00

CineCulture

  • The Tower Theatre

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to the Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge.

Lick-Wilmerding Community Screening
Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

Lick-Wilmerding Community Screening

  • Lick-Wilmerding High School

Ghost Town to Havana will have their first community screening in San Francisco at Lick-Wilmerding High School, current high school of Justin Robinson, one of the players that makes the trek down to Cuba with the Oakland Royals. Justin, Filmmaker Gene Corr and Coach Roscoe Bryant will all be on hand for a Q&A session immediately following the film.
Click HERE to register for your FREE tickets today!

 

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Apr
15
8:30 pm20:30

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers

  • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

LAST STOP OF THE TOUR: Miami-Dade County, Florida!

The final screening of the three state, four city tour goes down in Miami-Dade County where Coach Roscoe Bryant will join filmmaker Eugene Corr for a post-screening Q&A.

Coach Bryant is threatening to bring an Oakland Royals 9-10 year old team to play a Miami team!

Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 200 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States.

 

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Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Apr
14
4:30 pm16:30

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers

  • Challenger Learning Center

Academy Award-nominee Eugene Corr will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Presented by Opening Nights Performing Arts and the Challenger Learning Center.

Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 200 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States.

 

> CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS <

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers

  • Contemporary Arts Center

Academy Award-nominee Eugene Corr will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society
Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 200 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States.

> CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS <

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers

  • Carolina Theatre of Greensboro

Ghost Town to Havana will tour three southern states in four days, starting in North Carolina!

Academy Award-nominee Eugene Corr will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Doors open at 6:15pm. Tickets are $7 or $6 for students, seniors, military, and groups (10+), and are available at the theatre box office Monday through Friday from noon until 5pm, at the door, by telephone at 336.333.2605, and online through the ticket link below.

Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 200 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States.

 

> CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS <

 

14th Oakland International Film Festival
Apr
5
5:30 pm17:30

14th Oakland International Film Festival

  • Holy Names College

Ghost Town to Havana will open the 14th Oakland International Film Festival at Holy Names University on April 5th, 2016. For the past 11 years, the Oakland Film Society has presented the annual Oakland International Film Festival. Plans are on the way to grow the festival each year to promote the independent film industry in Oakland and around the world.

Click HERE to purchase tickets here

 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Apr
2
5:00 pm17:00

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley

Join us for a free screening and Q&A with Coach Roscoe Bryant and Director Gene Corr. Doors open at 5pm Film screens at 6pm Q&A begins immediately following the film. Wheelchair accessible

Complimentary tickets are required: CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS NOW

Questions: gtthuucb2@gmail.com

Special thanks goes out the Beth Jerde and all of her efforts to make this screening possible.

Sebastopol Documentary Filmmaker Festival
Mar
19
7:30 pm19:30

Sebastopol Documentary Filmmaker Festival

  • SCA Brent Auditorium

 

The mission of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is to bring the best independent documentary films in the world, and their filmmakers, to Sonoma County. The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is presented by Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol Center for the Arts is a grassroots, nonprofit arts center created in 1988 by a coalition of art, business and community members to provide art programs and services for all sectors of the community.

For more information or to buy tickets Click Here.

We at Ghost Town to Havana are delighted to be screening in this excellent Northern California festival, dedicated to the art of documentary.

 

 

A Place in the World by CFI Education
Mar
9
12:00 pm12:00

A Place in the World by CFI Education

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Coach Roscoe will attend this event and have a Q&A session after the film.

This seven film/eight month curriculum at the Smith Rafael Film Center serves students from urban & suburban communities throughout the Bay Area. This repeating group of about 100 students views and examines a selection of international films that address universal coming-of-age issues. Students have the opportunity to speak to the films’ directors, or to the individuals featured in the films, participating in lively post-film Q&A sessions and small group break-out discussions. The first meeting is a “Wake Up” designed by Generation Waking Up to stimulate discussion about who they are, and to deal with issues such as race, religion, ethnicity and social views, preparing the participants for a year’s worth of conversation amongst themselves. The aim of this program is for students to learn about themselves and to expand their world view through exposure to other cultures and ideas.

PROGRAM DETAILS

A PLACE IN THE WORLD is for grades 10-12. Participating schools are chosen from different Bay Area locations and with as much diversity in the student body as possible. Past participating schools have been Downtown Continuation High School, Richmond Leadership High, Oakland’s Oasis program, Oakland Envision Academy, San Francisco Arts & Technology High School and the TEAM program of Tamiscal High School. All schools are required to commit to the full eight month/once a month program.

All films and discussions take place at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center.

Study guides and clips for all films are provided and sent out two weeks prior to an event for class preparations. CFI staff also visits the schools prior to the program’s start to familiarize students with the program and to answer questions. On the event date: the film is shown; discussion conducted with director or principal speaker; small group break-out with adult discussion leaders for personal reflection.

For more information visit their website.

NASSS Night at the Movies
Nov
5
5:00 pm17:00

NASSS Night at the Movies

  • Eldorado Hotel and Spa

A wonderful conference is going down this November in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for members of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.

The NASSS exists to, "promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport and contemporary physical culture."  This is what Ghost Town to Havana is about.

"The inability of urban baseball to flourish should be seen as, in the words of sports sociologist Harry Edwards, a canary in a coal mine, a warning about how inhospitable our cities have become for poor and working-class residents." —Dave Zirin, San Francisco Chronical

Ghost Town to Havana will screen followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with:

  • Eugene Corr, Director
  • James McKeever, Pierce College
  • Michael A. Messner, USC
Oakland Premiere - FREE!
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Oakland Premiere - FREE!

  • Grand Lake Theater

The 7pm show sold out!

We've added a SECOND screening at 9:30 PM!

Come to the Oakland Premiere of Ghost Town to Havana on October 27th at the Grand Lake Theatre in the big 650 seat theater.  Help us fill every seat!  See the finished film!  Mixed, color corrected, with original music by Greg & Camilo Landau, additional music by Marco d’Ambrosio, sound design by Philip Perkins.

As a thank you to the Oakland community, the event will be free of charge. Get tickets online for assured seating.

> CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE TICKETS <

Live music!  The event will honor Coach Roscoe Bryant, the main subject of the film, and all the dedicated inner city coaches of the Bay Area.

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We are delighted to share our good news with you and hope to keep it coming.  Ghost Town to Havana is, at its core, a celebration of community.  It is a profoundly local film with national significance.  Our experience in Cuba widened our sense of community and made us even more aware of the importance of mentorship in the lives of youth.  The documentary makes it compellingly clear how difficult it is to be a mentor in an American inner city today.  For all Cuba's economic problems, why is it that Afro-Cuban youth have far more mentorship support and opportunities to participate in sports, arts, and education programs than African-American youth in Oakland?   

The film, like the East Bay, is expansive and imaginative, hopeful, scrappy and tough.  Many of you have been with us from the beginning and it hasn't always been easy.  Thank you!  Now it's time to take a moment to celebrate and enjoy each other and our success.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Oct
9
Oct 18

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

  • The Arlington Hotel

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is the oldest non-fiction festival in North America, and a gem in the independent film world!

Ghost Town to Havana's screening date will be announced soon.

Your can purchase festival passes now!  Come watch our film, Ghost Town to Havana, down south in Hot Springs, Arkansas... the 1930’s playground of Al Capone and the hometown of Bill Clinton!

 

> CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS <

Hollywood Film Festival - Second Screening
Sep
27
Sep 28

Hollywood Film Festival - Second Screening

  • Hollywood Arclight Theater, Theater 13

Don't miss the second screening of Ghost Town to Havana at the Hollywood Film Festival! 

“For the past 11 years as an Executive Director of Film Festivals I’ve prided myself in seeing nearly all the films submitted to my festivals, and may I say that your film is one of the very best Documentary Features I have seen in that time...it is a story with heart and power to inspire that people simply must see!”  —Hollywood Film Festival Executive Director, Rod Beaudoin

The festival’s mission is to showcase “the best in regional and international cinema, presenting a unique combination of socially-conscious filmmakers, emerging artists and master storytellers.”  We are proud to be a part of an exceptional lineup of social issue documentaries screening at the 2015 HFF.

 

> CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS <

Bay Area Bold
Sep
25
12:30 pm12:30

Bay Area Bold

  • Yerba Buena Gardens Screening Room

"As a region, we are experiencing one of the largest disparities in wealth and income, and it’s going to take all of us to turn the tide."
—Bay Area Bold mission statement

 


Bay Area family, friends and supporters!  We know L.A. is a bit of a drive but hop on BART and head to Bay Area Bold, a Summit and Festival organized and hosted by the San Francisco Foundation.

Coach Roscoe Bryant, the filmmaker, and Monte Robinson (an Oakland Royals player featured in the film) will speak at “Porchlight Storytelling:  Boys and Men of Color,” 12:30 pm, Friday, September 25, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room.  Other Porchlight Storytellers include Tyrone Mullins (Citizen Film/Green Streets) and Deandre Evans (Romeo Is Bleeding).

Ghost Town to Havana will screen immediately after Porchlight Storytelling, 1:45 pm.

It is an honor to be part of the Bay Area Bold Summit and Festival.  On the festival side, be ready for a serious, fun, and hip Bay Area experience with dance, music, film, and spoken-word performances by gifted local youth.  On the Summit side, Bay Area leaders, visionaries, and innovators will share ideas on how we can unlock opportunities for all people in the Bay Area—regardless of race, economic status, or neighborhood.  We hope to see you there.

 

> CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS <

 

WORLD PREMIERE - Hollywood Film Festival
Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

WORLD PREMIERE - Hollywood Film Festival

  • Hollywood Arclight Theater
“For the past 11 years as an Executive Director of Film Festivals I’ve prided myself in seeing nearly all the films submitted to my festivals, and may I say that your film is one of the very best Documentary Features I have seen in that time...it is a story with heart and power to inspire that people simply must see!”  —Hollywood Film Festival Executive Director, Rod Beaudoin

We are proud to announce Ghost Town to Havana's WORLD PREMIERE at the 2015 Hollywood Film Festival.  Join us at the ArcLight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 pm to see the finished film and celebrate with filmmaker Eugene Corr and Coach Roscoe Bryant.  If you love the film and you'd like to bring friends to see it again, there will a second screening on Sunday, September 27 at 1:15 pm.

The festival’s mission is to showcase “the best in regional and international cinema, presenting a unique combination of socially-conscious filmmakers, emerging artists and master storytellers.”  We are proud to be a part of an exceptional lineup of social issue documentaries screening at the 2015 HFF.

 

> CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS <