Havana Motor Club

Feature Documentary
Bent-Jorgen Perlmuttdirector, producer, editor
Zelmira Gainzacinematographer, producer
Armando Crodaeditor, additional cinematography
Lindsey Corderosound, assistant editor

Reforms have offered opportunity in Cuba but the children of the Revolution are unsure of the best route forward. For a half-dozen drag racers, this means last-minute changes to their beloved American muscle cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned race in Cuba since 1960.


“This isn’t “Buena Vista Social Club” …or a real-life “Fast and Furious.” Mr. Perlmutt ultimately shows that for these drivers, car culture runs deeper than simply winning or losing a race.”

Nicolas Rapold – The New York Times

“El documental es un espectáculo mecánico, de humor y de resiliencia cubana. Tan entretenido como ilustrativo, Havana Motor Club levanta la tapa del motor de Cuba y enseña varias claves que ayudan a comprender la compleja maquinaria de esta sociedad.”

Pablo de Llano – El País


Official Competition – Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Miami International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Havana Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – New Orleans Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Sonoma Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – One World Human Rights Film Festival 2016


Samuel Goldwin