Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects, and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture, and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans. “Weekend in Havana” illuminates and surprises, inviting viewers to experience a Cuba that is sizzling with the energy of new possibilities.
Weekend in Havana
Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana, where dancers, musicians, architects and writers invite him into their lives to experience the color, culture and history of a beautiful and seductive city only recently re-opened to Americans.
Geoffrey welcomes us to Cuba at Havana’s Malecón esplanade, explaining that he has come to explore the colorful history, varied architecture, and rich culture of a place off-limits to most Americans for decades – to “witness the evolution of an old city that’s trying to find its place in the modern world.” Will he discover the real Cuba? Accompanied by a local guide, he begins his quest.
Geoffrey spends the final evening of his unforgettable trip at La Guarida Piano Bar, high atop a crumbling mansion in Central Havana, enjoying the music of Roberto Fonseca as he marvels at the panoramic view of the city. He reflects on what he has learned on his journey, the friends he has made, and the insights he has gained about Havana, Cuba, its people, and himself.
Geoffrey takes to the lively nighttime streets of the Old City (Havana Vieja) with dancer Irene Rodriguez to marvel at, and dance to, the street musicians who are seemingly everywhere. They steer clear of tourist traps and stop by two bars where Ernest Hemingway famously liked his mojitos and daiquiris.