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Fidel Castro sees Filmmaker Luis Moro’s movie Love & Suicide and ruptures his intestine.
Fidel Castro sees Filmmaker Luis Moro’s movie Love & Suicide – and ruptures his intestine. Castro is immediately hospitalized when he finds out Love & Suicide, the movie is screenings in Miami at AMC Theatres starting this August 11th. Cubans in Miami cheer in the streets.

LOVE & SUICIDE, the movie

SCREENING IN MIAMI

WHEN: Starting August 11th.

PLACE: AMC THEATRES

3015 Grand Avenue

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

SHOW TIMES

AND TICKETS http://www.AMCtheatres.com

Or Call: (305) 466-0450.

Castro said he was delegating power in Cuba to his brother because

“he did not want to be around when Cuban’s in Miami see the real Cuba

in the film Love & Suicide. They’re going to come and get me when they see
Love & Suicide.” Fidel said, holding his guts in.

“Seeing the movie Love & Suicide caused an acute intestinal crisis with
sustained bleeding,” said a statement signed by Castro and read out by his official aide Carlos Valencia.

White House spokesman Peter Piper said he didn’t want to speculate on
Castro’s physical health. “But mentally, Love & Suicide, the movie scared
Castro.”

“Given the films success, we are monitoring the writer Luis Moro closely as
Love & Suicide screens around the world.”

As a country, we continue to work for the day when ‘The Cuban Evolution’
Luis Moro started reaches everyone.” Mr. Piper also told reporters. “Mr.
Bush will be holding a private screening to educate congress and the senate
on the films theme.”

Castro, who’s been in power since 1959 and turns 80 on August 13, two days after Love & Suicide opens in AMC Theatres at the famous Coconut Grove in
Miami, Florida; yelled, “MORO, MORO, MORO!”

Fidel Castro blamed Love & Suicide’s profound impact on him as the reason
for his pre-resignation move.

People around the world are overwhelming buying tickets for the upcoming
screenings in Miami.

For show times and tickets visit http://www.AMCTheatres.com or call (305)
466-0450.

Visit http://www.TheCubanEvolution.com for updates and additional screening in New
Mexico, Ohio and California.

You’re in “The Cuban Evolution.”

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Who is Luis Moro?

Luis Moro, known as 'The Juice' to his friends.Luis Moro was born in Havana, Cuba Jan. 2, 1964 to Rufina Alvarez and Luis Moro Sr.. Luis’ father, a pilot, escaped from Cuba to the United States. With five friends they stole a plane and landed in the Everglades. Luis’ mother escaped with Luis to Mexico and lived in Mexico City for over a year. His mother had the double duty of crossing the border once again to the U.S. The immigrant struggle was too much for their marriage and they divorced while Luis was in grammar school. As a single parent Rufina being a professor in Cuba, continued her education in United States and graduated at Jersey City State College. She became an influential Latin Market executive, running the Hispanic’s World Fair at The Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City for a few years. Later, working for the Federal government of the United States she trained Cuban detainees in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. She also was a member of State School for The Arts serving on the Board of Trustees in New Jersey. She passed away in 1998 never seeing her brothers, cousin’s and aunts in Cuba ever again.

Union City, New Jersey is where he was raised. Moro started his comedy acting career in third grade by playing “George Washington” in the stage play version of the TV show: “To Tell the Truth.” Union Hill Highschool Moro, a natural born leader, accomplished numurous activities including Captain of the football team, Class President, and a male cheerleader, to name a few. He attended Rutgers University where he studied acting at Mason Gross School of The Arts, graduating in 1987. He was a strong safety on Rutgers’ football team, and was a three-time letter winner. He is an all-around athlete, winning many metals, trophies and awards; including a national NCAA award Div 1 Player of the Week for football at Rutgers. He was in the Fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. His charisma and good looks won him a place in the Rutgers Calendar, appearing in GQ magazine as well as modeling.

He led training programs for Landmark Education, Youth at Risk and Students for a Better Tomorrow. He began his writing and producing career by creating, writing and hosting the first ever Latin-American real estate and travel television show “Real Estate America” which aired on the #1 Spanish language television network, Univision.

Luis Moro produced, co-wrote and acted in award-winning Independent films such as Anne B. Real, Love and Suicide and The Unseen, the movie. In 2004 Luis Moro’s writing, producing and acting abilities were honored with two Independent Spirit Award nominations for the film Anne B. Real. Anne B. Real received the John Cassavetes Award nomination, as well as the ‘Best Debut Actress Nomination’ for it’s lead actress. Luis’s screenplay rewrites on Anne B. Real earned him the final “Screen Story By” credit. He also co-wrote all the main Hip-Hop rap lyrics in the film performed by the lead character of Cynthia, the lyrics are also her diary entries through out the entire story. You can hear the songs at www.EverythingCuba.com.com

Since his award winning year of 2004, Luis has produced three films. All three demonstrate Luis’s diversity as a filmmaker. (1) The Unseen,the movie, a southern Drama. (2) Love and Suicide, an English and Spanish romanic love story set in Havana, Cuba. (3) Venus and Vegas, A buddy comedy set in Las Vegas.
Luis Produced the drama The Unseen, the movie in the deep south of Haralson, Georgia. It stars: Steve Harris, Gale Harold, Phillip Bloch, Judah Friedlander, Catherine Dent, Michele Clunie and Shirley Caesar. The media support behind this ensemble cast is providing the ultimate secret weapon. For example: Phillip Bloch was on Oprah during sweeps week, New York times quote of the week, and in many other media outlets.

Luis also Produced, co-wrote and co-starred in the film Love and Suicide(2005) starring Kamar de los Reyes and Daisy McCrackin. Love and Suicide promises to be a break out cross over film in both Spanish and English. Shot on location in Havana, Cuba and New York. Luis has been on NBC, Associate Press, the front page of The Miami Herald and many other publications since the announcement of Love and Suicide.

His third film as a Producer in 2005, is the buddy comedy Venus and Vegas. It has an all-star ensemble cast starring: Donald Faison, Eddie K. Thomas, Eddie Guerra, Molly Sims, Jamie Pressly, Roselyn Sanchez, Florence Henderson, Abraham Benrubi, Jon Polito, Paul Ben-Victor, Jackie Martling, Steven Bauer and Joe Rogan. This comedy set in Las Vegas, follows three buddy crooks (Faison, Thomas, Guerra) and their dysfunctional personal relationships with their female partners, (Simms, Pressly, Sanchez).

As an actor, Luis can be seen in various film protects, including The Siege, King of the Ants, For Love of the Game, and his debut starring role in Love and Suicide. Luis can also be seen performing his original stand-up comedy at various comedy clubs in Los Angeles. He’s currently prepping for his first taped stand-up comedy special in late June 2006.

As a writer, Luis has also penned several scripts. Currently in development is Born Black: The True story of Mims Hackett: An African American man framed for attempted murder and kidnapping. Then convicted and sent to prison thirty years; because he ran for political office.

Moro is a proud father of five children with husband to me. We reside in Los Angeles.


http://www.MoroFilms.com/ Official Website for Moro Films

www.imdb.com/name/nm0606009/ Luis Moro IMDB
www.AnnBReal.com
www.VenusandVegasTheMovie.com

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This is just a sampling of the press we have been fortunate to recieve…

On the streets of old Havana, Cuba

NBC Cuban-American Luis Moro risk punishment under U.S. law for making movie.

NATIONAL POST – Canada, The themes of forgiveness and moving beyond bitterness pepper Love and Suicide. The exiles “will never get their land back”… “Just like the Seminole Indians won’t get Florida back, and Texas won’t be returned to Mexico.”

The Jersey Journal – Jersey City,NJ,USA- CUBA: OPEN FOR BUSINESS?
Luis Moro predicts it’s only a matter of time before the … did the unthinkable: he made a movie in Cuba. Moro’s masterpiece, “Love and Suicide,” is …

MiamiHerald.com
| Ignoring embargo, Americans film in …
Luis Moro, a Cuban American filmmaker from Los Angeles, filmed Love & Suicide
while attending the Havana International Film Festival, …

THE VANCOUVER SUN, Canada. Cubans on the island suffer most from the sanctions…

THE TORONTO STAR – US filmmaker investigated for filming in Cuba Moro’s Love and Suicide has been shown recently in U.S. film…

PALM BEACH POST, FLORIDA Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the long-standing U.S. trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a very public way: he made a movie there.

AT THE SHORE: PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY, NJ The themes of forgiveness and moving beyond bitterness pepper “Love and Suicide”

CT NOW
Connecticut Movies – Movie Reviews and Movie News from ctnow.com …
Cuban American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the longstanding
… Moro’s “Love and Suicide” was screened recently in New Jersey after having …

KENTUCKY Herald Leader AP Wire | Cuban-American filmmaker risks punishment
HAVANA – Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the …
Moro’s “Love and Suicide” screened recently in New Jersey after having been …

BUZZ indieWIRE It’salmost impossible for most Americans to… Cuban-American filmmaker risks punishment # Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the long-standing US trade and travel …

HispanicAd -News-

Award winning filmmakers Luis Moro and Lisa France filmed the movie, Love &
Suicide, in Havana, Cuba. Based on factual events, Love & Suicide is a unique …

The Kindred Times – Utah,USA – Cuban-American filmmaker risks punishment
HAVANA – Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for … killing himself who travels to Cuba and confronts … taxi driver, played by Moro, shows him …

KANSAS, THE WICHITA EAGLE “The strongest backers of the embargo have been Cubans who fled the country…

West New York – The Hudson Reporter – The revolution begins withinHudson County …
LOVE & SUICIDE – The first narrative feature film shot in Cuba, by Americans,
… and directed by former Union City native Luis Moro and Lisa France. …

MYRTLE BEACH, It’s a farce – the embargo has not worked, and it is not going to work…

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL, FLORIDA Cuban-American filmmaker risks punishment for movie

Yahoo! News – Cuban-American filmmaker risks punishment – Yahoo! News
Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the … Moro’s “Love
and Suicide” screened recently in New Jersey after having been shown last …

San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA – Cuban-American Filmmaker Risks Punishment
Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for … trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a … Moro’s “Love and Suicide” screened recently in New …

680 NEWS RADIO The themes of forgiveness and moving beyond bitterness pepper Love and Suicide.

Union City The Hudson Reporter – The revolution begins withinHudson County …
LOVE & SUICIDE – The first narrative feature film shot in Cuba, by Americans,
… and directed by former Union City native Luis Moro and Lisa France. …

Hardbeatnews.com – Jackson Heughts,NY,USA – HBN ET Columnist
… Cuban-born, American-raised filmmaker Luis Moro and American … protested the US Embargo Act against Cuba by traveling … to film their latest film ‘Love & Suicide …

K-Lite FM 102.9 sweeping vistas of the Cuban capital – the famous Malecon seawall, bustling tourist markets, the winding, picturesque streets of the old city –

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL, FLORIDA HAVANA (AP) — Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the long-standing US trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a very public …

MACLEANSA ENTERTAINMENT, A writer, actor… Moro said “Ordinary Cubans on the island suffer most from the sactions.”

BLOG VIVIRLATINO Getting away from the whole “you’re either with us or against us” mentality sounds like a refreshing way of looking at this decades-old issue…

Havana Journal – Luis Moro’s anti-Embargo film Love and Suicide about Havana – Cuba …
Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the long-standing US
… Moro’s “Love and Suicide” was showing until Thursday in East New York, …

CARIBBEAN HERALD A writer, actor and producer… Moro attended a film festival in Havana…

Love and Suicide Desert Film Society
desertfilmsociety presents. LOVE AND SUICIDE … (Daisy McCrackin) a world
traveling gypsy flower child and Alberto (Luis Moro) a native Cuban taxi driver. …

BLOG LEYA: THIS ONE’S FOR BLANTON: Leya were honoured to have two songs featured in “Love and Suicide”

EmeraldCoast.com : Emerald Coast News
Cuban-American director risks punishment under US law for movie … Moro’s “Love
and Suicide” was showing until Thursday in East New York, New Jersey, …

Cuba Solidarity Campaign – US producer risks jail for film shot in Cuba | CSC
New York: Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro made a protest against the
… Moro says that if “Love and Suicide” is shown in upcoming Havana film …

Rotten Tomatoes Forums – ATTACK OF THE INDEPENDENTS – seen a good …Award winning filmmakers Luis Moro and Lisa France filmed the movie, LOVE &
SUICIDE, in Havana, Cuba. Based on factual events, LOVE & SUICIDE is a unique …

HARTFORD COURANT, Connecticut, U.S.A. “How many generations, how many families have been ruined because of personal vendettas?”

OCEAN COUNTY OBSERVER, Gannett Newspapers Filmmaker returns to his roots for Cuban project.

Cuba film Love & Suicide behind the scenes footage – Google Video
Cuban film Love and Suicide rough footage Luis Moro Productions 1 min 7 sec …
Cuba movie LOVE & SUICIDE trailer w.. Luis Moro Productions …

Bradenton Herald – FL, United States – Cuban-American director risks punishment under US law for movie
HAVANA – Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his … trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a … Moro’s “Love and Suicide” was showing until Thursday …

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota,FL,USA – Cuban-American director risks punishment under US law for movie
HAVANA — Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his … trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a … Moro’s “Love and Suicide” was showing until Thursday …

CUBA-SOURC
E The Canadian Foundation for the Americas information system on Cuba. July 16,

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL
– Movie shot in Cuba against embargo screened in Miami Beach.

Google Video – Rough footage Cuba film Love & Suicide, behind the scenes …
Cuba film Love & Suicide be.. Luis Moro Productions 5 min 15 sec. Cuban film Love
and Suicide.. Luis Moro Productions 1 min 7 sec. Cuba movie LOVE & SUICIDE …

Presenting Havana
– PE.com | Inland Southern California | Pass-Oak Valley –
Actor and writer Luis Moro wants his drama/romance film “Love & Suicide” to help
lift the US embargo of Cuba. Moro’s film was shot in the picturesque area …

YouTube – Broadcast.
LOVE AND SUICIDE the movie. Shot on location in Havana, Cuba … Starring Kamar
de los Reyes (One Life to Live), Luis Moro (Anne B.Real), …

Black Entertainment
| Black News | Urban News | Hip Hop News …
EVENT CALENDAR: Dourdan at LAPD Golf Tourn.; ‘Love & Suicide’ premiere in NY;
… as they’re guided through Havana by Cuban taxi driver Alberto (Luis Moro). …

Myspace.com
Love and Suicide. A movie shot in Havana, Cuba by Cuban-American Luis Moro, making
him the first American to do so. A man (Kamar de los Reyes-One Life To …

Actor Kamar de los Reyes | Herald
Luis Moro, a Cuban American filmmaker from Los Angeles, filmed Love & Suicide
while attending the Havana International Film Festival, …

Babalu Blog: Comment on An open letter for Luis Moro and BAM
‘Love and Suicide’ was an act of love for his people, being that Luis Moro who
is Afro-Cuban was born and raised in Cuba, then came to the United States, …

Babalu Blog: So you want dialogue with fidel? (Updated) The Real Cuba have pictures of how Castro treats people engaging … I wonder if Luis Moro and BAM were treated this way when they visited? …

Welcome to St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation at Hayti Heritage Center
Luis Moro, a Cuban American filmmaker from Los Angeles , filmed Love & Suicide
while attending the 2003 Havana International Film Festival, …

Ignoring embargo, Americans film in Cuba – Cuba Culture News
Luis Moro, a Cuban American filmmaker from Los Angeles, filmed Love & Suicide
while attending the Havana International Film Festival, …

Cuba News / The Miami Herald
– CubaNet News – Noticias de Cuba …
Noticias de la prensa independiente en Cuba. Cuba news from independent journalist
… Luis Moro, a Cuban American filmmaker from Los Angeles, filmed Love …

BLACK DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL “POLITICALLY SPEAKING”
Luis Moro, a Cuban. American filmmaker from Los Angeles , filmed. Love & Suicide.
while attending the 2003 Havana International Film …

Love & Suicide imdb
Writing credits Lisa France (screenplay) Luis Moro (screenplay) … Tagline: A
man finds the one thing between Love & Suicide in Cuba. …

Latino Issues, A Conservative Blog
… Moro wrote a love story set in Cuba. Then, defying the decades-old US …

LIVE JOURNAL film Love and Suicide shot in Cuba, despite embargo

Returning to Disneylandia after Three Months in Cuba (February 13 …
LOVE & SUICIDE which had its Los Angeles premiere is a feature by a … I hope
that Luis Moro, the author, producer and one of the stars of this film wins …

National Association of Latino Independent Producers – Latinos In The Industry Newsletter
Love & Suicide, the first all US made narrative feature shot in Cuba since 1959,
… gypsy flower child and Alberto (Luis Moro) a native Cuban taxi driver. …

KPFK 90.7 FM
Starring: Karmar de los Reyes, Luis Moro, Daisy McCrackin A man goes to Cuba and
finds the one thing, between LOVE & SUICIDE. Monday February 13th at 6:50pm …

Actor Kamar de los Reyes | Latest News, Upcoming Appearances, and …
The Pan African Film Festival will screen “Love & Suicide” which was shot on
location in Havana, Cuba, and stars Kamar de los Reyes, Luis Moro, …

Cuba Source – US-Cuba Relations
government imposed an embargo against the island in 1960. Luis Moro, a Cuban
American. filmmaker from Los Angeles, filmed “Love & Suicide” while attending …

Walter Lippmann CubaNews… Luis Moro, the author, producer and one of the stars of this film wins broad public support in his fight with OFAC…

Film Guide 2006
Title: Love & Suicide Director: Lisa France Screenwriter: Luis Moro & Lisa …

HAVANA JOURNAL
Ignoring embargo, Americans film in Cuba – Havana Journal
Luis Moro, a Cuban American filmmaker from Los Angeles, filmed Love & Suicide
while attending the 2003 Havana International Film Festival, …

BIFF Film Line-up
Directed by Lisa France, Produced by Luis Moro, Demian Lichtenstein … de los
Reyes) on a journey to Cuba to find the one thing between love and suicide. …

Babalu Blog: August 2005 Archives
It seems that filmmaker Luis Moro was on a cruise and happened to captured the
rescue of balseros fleeing Cuba. What I want you to focus on, though, …

Bahamas International Film Festival Screenings
– The Bahamas Portal
LOVE AND SUICIDE of the US, directed by Lisa France, is based on actual events,
… gypsy flower child and Alberto (Luis Moro) a native Cuban taxi driver. …

South Florida Movie shot in Cuba against embargo…
The Associated Press. MIAMI — Filmmaker Luis
Moro may have. created movie history. Moro wrote a love story set in Cuba. …

GUELPH MERCURY, Canada. Divided Loyalties. Moro faces possible punishment…

Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling

Looking back, roughly six years ago, Luis Moro-my business partner, …
Most recently, Love & Suicide, our new feature, was shot on the fly with the …

BlackNews.com – Film Life & HBO’s 9th Annual American Black Film …
… the one thing between love and suicide, taught by Alberto (Luis Moro), a Cuban cab driver. …

The Ledger: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida
Filmmaker Luis Moro may have created movie history. Moro wrote a love story set
in Cuba. Then, defying the decades-old US embargo on the Communist island, …

Kinja, the weblog guide

Babalu Blog — Cuba continues to send its doctors and medical … It seems Luis
Moro was on crusie and captured the rescue of balseros fleeing Cuba. …

EL DIARIO LA PRENSA. Escritor, actor y productor, Moro asistio a un festival cinematografico en La Habana

GRANMA INTERNACIONAL.
Cuba Podrian sancionar a cineasta estadounidense por visitar Cuba. Escritor, actor y productor, Moro asistió a un festival cinematográfico en La Habana .

WORLD DATA SERVICE
Servicio de Noticias. Cineasta Cubanoamericano que filmo en Cuba podria ser sancionado en EUU. La pelicula de Moro fue filmada en La Habana…

AGENTIA NATIONALAL DE PRESA ROMPRES. Cuban-American Luis Moro poses at the Mayfair…

Espana NOTICIAS YAHOO! Cineastas Luis Moro de EEUU podria ser sancionado por ir a Cuba.

CUBA ENCUENTRO La cinta de Moro Love and Suicide (Amor y Suicidio) sera proyectada…

THE OREGONIAN, Oregon, U.S.A. Noticias Flash: Cineasta de EEUU podria ser sancionado por ir a Cuba…

CONEXION CUBA en Cuba. No soy pro-Castro sino antiembargo, indico en una entrevista…

WTOP Noticias RADIO NETWORK Es una farsa, el embargo no ha funcionado, y no va a funcionar.

EL PASO TIMES Luis Moro expreso su desden por las sanciones de…

EL NUEVO HERALD, MIAMI, FL Pocos dias despue de ser mostrada la centa en el…

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The film is crossing America.

LOVE & SUICIDE, the movie.

Luis Moro on location in Havana, Cuba.

The first narrative-feature film shot in Cuba in 47 years opens in Miami, FL.

AMC Theatres takes the groundbreaking lead by releasing the breakthrough film Love & Suicide. The film is the first independent multi-culture, bi-lingual, crossover film to hit the big screen with a major theatre chain. The films English and Spanish dialogue, with the picturesque back drop of Havana, gives all audiences the experience of living in modern day Cuba. We get to see the real Cuba with our own eyes.

“Every screening we’ve done has been a success. Love & Suicide is like the now famous ‘March of the Penguins,’ we are “The March of the Cubans.” said Moro.

Award winning filmmakers Luis Moro and Lisa France wrote this unique love story that follows Tomas (Kamar de los Reyes: One Life to Live) and Nina (Daisy McCrackin: The Unseen) as they’re guided through Havana by Cuban taxi driver Alberto (Moro). In this journey Tomas discovers the one thing between love and suicide. The pay off is great.

Named by People Magazine as one of the 50 sexiest bachelors, Kamar de los Reyes is known by millions of fans as Antonio Vegas on the ABC drama One Life to Live.

“Hollywood heavyweights from Steven Spielberg and Stephen Soderbergh to Francis Ford Coppola and Sydney Pollack have expressed a desire to make movies in Cuba. Moro did it.” Daniel Chang, Miami Herald.

LOVE & SUICIDE Screenings at AMC theatres. Visit http://www.AMCselect.com for show times or call (305) 466-0450.

About AMC Entertainment Inc.

AMC Entertainment Inc. is a worldwide leader in the theatrical exhibition industry. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to the early 1900s, the company today serves more than 250 million guests annually through interests in 418 theatres and 5,709 screens in 12 countries including the United States. The company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Additional information is available online at http://www.AMCtheaters.com.
LOVE & SUICIDE screenings continue to expand across America.

Trailer of Love and Suicide.

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A Mano limpia Oscar Haza interviews Cuban-American Filmmakers of the film Love & Suicide

Part 1 of Oscar Haza’s interview-see the rest at google video.

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Interview on Papparazzi TV

Graciela Mori from the Mega TV show Papparazzi interviews Luis Moro. The Cuban-American Actor/Filmmaker of “Love & Suicide”, the movie. Check http://www.everythingcuba.com for movie showtimes and venues. The only movie filmed in Havana, Cuba by Cuban-Americans in 47 years. The original love story Stars: Kamar de Los Reyes, Luis Moro, and Daisy McCrakin.

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“Luis Moro may have created movie history.”

“Luis Moro may have created movie history.”

Lisa Orkin Emmanuel – The Associated Press

“Hollywood heavyweights from Steven Spielberg and Stephen Soderbergh to Francis Ford Coppola and Sydney Pollack have expressed a desire to make movies in Cuba. Scene after scene in Love & Suicide portray a picturesque island …”

Daniel Chang – The Miami Herald

“Cuba: Open for Business? The Berlin Wall crumbled to the ground. Communism also fizzled away in Russia. What’s the next major event to send ripples through the world community? Moro’s masterpiece, “Love and Suicide.”

Jeff Theodore – The Jersey Journal.

“The themes of forgiveness and moving beyond bitterness pepper Love and Suicide.”

Vanessa Arrington – The Associated Press

“…sweeping vistas of the Cuban capital, the famous Malecon seawall, winding picturesque streets of the old city… historical architecture. Moro’s film captured the spirit of present-day Havana.”

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Living piece of art, Love and Suicide.

Love and SuicideThis has been a journey for my husband Luis Moro, and myself over the last three years. There have been so many people that have shown their love along the way, including the director Lisa France, and producers, and editors (Jokes and Bruno) that became family. We have stories of how this movie came to be, from the moment of conception-to the actual flights to Cuba. As a group we converged in Havana. A small eager group…a director, a director of photography, sound, and our actors; Kamar de los Reyes, Luis Moro, Daisy Mc Crackin, and myself…we had an amazing journey. I was four months pregnant with our child and I was in amazment of this island that my husband came from. Everything I took for granted was so desperatly lacking there. On the cutting room floor went half the movie, and from that Luis constructed an amazing work of art. A living peice of art, with sounds and sights so vivid you could almost smell the smells of the city. We stayed up night after night for months until it was only Luis standing peicing together a movie that very few people could see a vision from. We lived with our editors, or they with us…we ate and slept together for months until we had our movie. The story of a man that went to Cuba to find the one thing between love & suicide. It was raw, and enchanting. It gripped you, but the relaxation was inevitable as you took a journey through one of the most unique cities in the world. We have enjoyed every single person we have met along the way, that have seen the movie. We have been to festivals with our movie, and every time people stayed behind to ask questions about how we filmed it, and what as a people can we do about the embargo. At the Black Film Festival in Miami we discovered we made history by being the first American filmmakers to break the embargo and film a feature length film there. And the journey began. Luis and I have five children between us, and with the help of family, friends and supporters we have done the impossible. Live on an Independant filmmakers budget. It has been a road of excitement, trepidation, creativity, and soul searching. Everyone who knows us has in one way or another been touched by Love & Suicide. AMC Theaters has been the independant strong support we needed to put us in our first big chain theaters, we opened in Coconut Grove, Miami mid August 2006, to a huge success. We did well there like we did in West New York, NJ, and Palms Springs, Ca so we have been with AMC for a record eight weeks , and five theatres, beating out our competition. On our website the opening scene will give you a taste of the film, and with its lush Cuban music, and its intimate feel, our hope you will leave our film a different person.

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