Before night falls (2000)
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Before night falls
A dramatization of the life of the poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality got him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spent two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
Fineline Features ; Grandview Pictures Productions ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles ; directed by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik.
[Burbank, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2001.
In English and Spanish with English, Spanish or French subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
1 DVD (133 min.) : sound, color
Fine Line Features
Grandview Pictures Productions
Gómez Carriles, Lázaro
Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Michael Wincott.
Directors of photography, Xavier Pérez Grobet, Guillermo Rosas ; editor, Michael Berenbaum ; music, Carter Burwell.
Originally released as motion picture in 2000.
Based on Antes que anochezca / Reinaldo Arenas.
Special features: Commentary with Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Lázaro Gómez Carilles, Carter Burwell, Xavier Pérez Grobet ; documentary shorts: Excerpts from "Improper conduct" 1983 interview with Reinaldo Arenas, behind-the-scenes home movie by Lola Schnabel, "Little notes on painting," artwork by Julian Schnabel ; cast & crew filmographies ; theatrical trailer and scene selections.
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990 Film adaptations.
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990.
Authors, Cuban 20th century Biography Drama.
Poets, Cuban 20th century Biography Drama.
Gay men Cuba Biography Drama.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Cuba History Revolution, 1959 Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.