Fidel Castro—The Making of a Leader

Fidel Castro

By David Johanssen

Fidel Castro transformed his Cuba from a corrupt fiefdom of the mighty USA to a Communist thorn in Uncle Sam’s side. But who is this charismatic figure who burst onto the Latin American scene to confront the young American president, JFK?

Documentary and Discussion
Spirits of the Jaguar: Forests of the Maya
Fri, Feb 5, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Fidel Castro – The Making of a Leader
Sat, Feb 6, 5pm
50 pesos

SM Table Tennis Club
Tue, Feb 9, 10:30am
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Donald Trump: What’s the Deal?
Tues, Feb 9, 5pm
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Live Music
Open Mic
Tues, Feb 9, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Broadway Theater on Screen
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Wed, Feb 10, 5pm
100 pesos (includes drink)

SM Table Tennis Club
Thurs, Feb 11, 10:30am
50 pesos

Film for Writers: Adaptation
Fri, Feb 12, 5pm
50 pesos

All events at Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

The illegitimate son of a wealthy sugar plantation owner, Castro was passionate about social justice and the redistribution of wealth. After years of guerrilla warfare, Castro’s vastly outnumbered forces prevailed against dictator Batista’s army in 1959. A symbol of hope to the lower classes, Castro’s willingness to take on the United States led to what was arguably the most dangerous incident in history, the Cuban missile crisis. Like David vs. Goliath, Fidel Castro has repeatedly defied the most powerful nation on the planet.

Join us Saturday, February 6, at 5pm for Fidel Castro—The Making of a Leader. Our documentary revisits the story of the “leader maximo,” the real Castro. Come learn the true story of the man behind the legend. 50 pesos. Discussion follows.

Wednesday, February 10, at 5pm Shelter presents, on screen, All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s classic drama about social responsibility set against personal gain. This universally acclaimed and intimately filmed production, directed by Howard Davies, features a cast led by David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker, faithfully reproducing London’s sold-out performance. “A classic production, never to be forgotten … David Suchet is astounding!” –London Telegraph. 50 pesos

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a short walk from the Jardín down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We are the home of the San Miguel Table Tennis Club. Come play with us!


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