Miami, the late ‘50s: Unbeknownst to a young journalist (Giovanni Ribisi), his girlfriend (Minka Kelly) mailed one of his unsent fan letters to Ernest Hemingway--and he got back an invitation to Havana from the author himself (Adrian Sparks). The revelatory communion with his hero, as the incipient Cuban Revolution simmered around them, propels this intriguing effort. The first film shot in Cuba in a half-century co-stars Joely Richardson, James Remar; autobiographical screenplay from “Islands in the Stream” scenarist Denne Bart Peticlerc. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
In 1959, Miami journalist and aspiring writer Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) travels to Havana to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). A fascinating and unexpected friendship develops as the legendary author mentors young Myers in deep-sea fishing, drinking - and finding his literary voice - while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them. The first U.S. movie filmed in Cuba in more than half a century, Papa: Hemingway in Cuba offers an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a uniquely American icon.