Film on Cuban boy to screen
Elián, a documentary about a custody battle over a Cuban boy that tore the Miami community apart 17 years ago, will be screened at the Tower Theater in LittleHavana at the end of the month.
The story of a boy caught between twoworlds— and the ensuing tug-ofwar between his father in Cuba who fought for his return and his Miami relatives whowanted to raise him in the United States after his mother drowned at sea while trying to reachU.S. shores — will be a special presentation of the Miami Film Festival.
The film, which will be screened at 7 p.m.May 31, will be followed by a panel discussion on the tumultuous events of 1999-2000 that eventually led to Elián González's return to Cuba. The documentary’s theatrical run begins June 2 atOCinema in Miami Beach and Cinema Paradiso inHollywood.