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The Companion (El Acompanante)

Sunday April 24th 2016, 5:30 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Runtime: 104 Minutes

Language: In Spanish, with English subtitles

Director: Pavel Giroud

Country: Cuba, 2015

Category: Drama, Foreign

SCREENING COMMITTEE'S PICK

Cuba, the mid-80s, anyone diagnosed with HIV/AIDS is sent to a military-run internment camp. Former boxing champion Horacio Romero is assigned to be a personal warden--companion--to troublemaker patient Daniel. Despite their initial distrust and ignorance, the two form a platonic bond that leads them to be better men. The Companion shows the stigma associated for those with HIV/AIDS in the early days of the epidemic--gay and straight. This eye-opening drama finds friendship and compassion during a little-known chapter in Cuban history.

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