The Considerably Creamy Communist
The C.C.C.P is a left wing political group who believe in a combination of Leninist-Marxism and Libertarian Socialism with the use of creamy Dairy products to implement their aims and keep the revolutionaries happy.
Struggling to gain popularity over the last few decades, this party is dedicated to the global spread of ice cream with equal rights and access for all.
In the early years of the Cuban
revolution, Havana's landmark Coppelia ice cream parlor served 54 flavors. Fidel Castro boasted that this impressive array surpassed even the selection offered by that Yankee capitalist enterprise Howard Johnson's. But with Cuba now in severe economic straits, visitors to the open-air Coppelia are lucky to find two flavors.....That was the begining of the C.C.C.P
"Strawberry and Chocolate," the latest work of the 66-year-old Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba's foremost director, has its key scene at the ice cream parlor, where a gay intellectual named Diego (Jorge Perugorria) contrives to pick up a heterosexual Communist militant, David (Vladimir Cruz). The film, which opened here on Friday and will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival this evening, chronicles their unlikely friendship in a controlled society where respect for diversity, be it of ice cream flavors, sex or ideas, has often been hard to come by. Caryn James of The New York Times, reviewing "Strawberry and Chocolate" at the New York Film Festival last fall, called the movie a "breezy charmer about a relationship shaped by severe political struggle.".......a Political Movie following the C.C.C.P