21 Questions with
By Brin Butler
June 25, 2011
Please explain what just happened.
I just got back to Manhattan after a bumpy month in Havana. I was chased by Cuban police while trying to illegally interview Cuban boxers and their families for my film Hero Traitor Madness: The Guillermo Rigondeaux Story. The basic deal over there that I have a little trouble cottoning to is agreeing to pay people under the table to tell me how they turned down millions. But there it is.
What is your earliest memory?
A neighbor girl’s pretty face smiling at me from her window. She was six and I was pushing three.
If you weren’t a writer/director what other profession would you choose?
My dream has always been to be mistaken for a jinetero (Cuban male prostitute) and questioned by police while in the company of a Cubana who in turn would be mistaken for a tourist. No dice as yet.