In Cuba's socialist economy, if you want a well-paid career, you probably won't find it as a lawyer or engineer. You may do much better as an artist. Successful Cuban artists travel abroad, benefit from state support and can earn huge sums selling their work to foreign buyers.
And every two years, they get a shot at a breakthrough at the Havana Biennial, which has become one of the most important art events in Latin America.
Funny how history repeats itself. Back in 2007, Hounddog,about an Elvis-obsessed girl who suffers through abuse in the Deep South, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to caustic reviews and immediate stigma as "The Dakota Fanning Rape Movie."
Like the best road movies, Small, Beautifully Moving Parts features a pair of individuals newly thrust together, unsure what to make of one another, yet unable to separate. Of course, that inseparability is usually one forced by the situation; in this film, the bond joining these travelers is umbilical: Sarah Sparks (Anna Margaret Hollyman) is pregnant.
On Wednesday night in New York, I saw The Beach Boys play a concert. Now, if someone back in 1962 told you that the band would be still making music in 2012, you'd think them crazy. But I'm here now to tell you that you'll be able to see The Beach Boys perform in 2062.