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While he was nominated for an Academy Award as a hot headed monster in godfather part three.
And he perfected the betrayal of a ruthless Vegas casino honoring the ocean's eleven trilogy.
He now portrays the head of a dysfunctional family in a brand new comedy hit called city island.
Goodness you know being a Saturday night -- -- good -- here but we have.
Big home cooked dinner tonight the -- man so I do every Saturday.
You have weather like you know some special and the like but this special occasions some special.
-- something no I don't want -- is someone to say some nice.
And don't make you know I -- some nice yeah.
Well he is a great committee -- -- joining us now from Los Angeles actor Andy Garcia Andy welcome what a pleasure.
Am honored to have you.
How does -- talk about your new hit movie but before that.
One of the things I think that has -- -- and -- to so many people your own personal story your family.
Came to this country from Havana you were five years old when you escape for you immigration is a very personal thing and this country's been good.
For you and I in and I know you know the meaning of freedom like few people do.
-- that that is correct I was blessed to get the opportunity to.
To pursue my dreams freely here in America without any repression -- repercussions -- what my thoughts might be here.
Which was totally contrary what was going on in Cuba at the time is still is going on Cuba today.
You have a heart for that much of the oppression is still there they're people who are political prisoners people who don't end up.
Getting to enjoy the freedom that all of us here in the country do.
Do you still have family that are there in and do you have any communication with them.
I have a very distant and that that is still there on my mother's side.
Are found it was for his small we all left -- in the early sixties we left.
Two and a half years after the revolution so we we saw the entire transition into sort of a solitary and the supposedly Marxist leninist state which was more McAfee released a statement.
So but I do have communication with people they are you know -- follow.
But this situation in Cuba follow the the current bloggers that are there obviously involved -- And very concerned of what was what's going on them.
The prisoners of conscience in Cuba and and the overall you know.
Necessity of having absolutely pluralism and freedom in Cuba so that's something I'm I'm very very engaged and.
-- last week I had the daughter of Fidel Castro here on the show and it was a fascinating discussion with our.
Obviously having come through what she did but she was here in the United States now a lovely human being.
Once freedom loves the liberty that she hasn't and wishes that it were so.
For all of those fellow Cubans who are still there and and we talked about the ladies and -- that remarkably courageous group of people who are willing.
To show their solidarity with the folks who are being oppressed there so.
-- I know your heart goes out to the people who don't yet enjoy.
The freedom that that you do and that.
Also Fidel Castro's daughter does.
-- ultimately the ladies in white isn't over is a group that I've been following for quite some time are narrated documentary about them and we organize a march only South Florida the glory in -- -- stuff and organize we organized one here in Los Angeles couple weeks ago.
And and you know to bring attention to that situation and and the struggles are having to.
For either their loved ones who -- the prisoners of conscience and also they've been repressed and and beaten up by by the -- council's government in recent weeks so.
It's going to be an ongoing struggle but I see.
I think the Internet is gonna change the country to country and it is -- Changing the country because it's finally the world is is hip to what's.
What's going on -- -- but it can't control the information anymore.
Are we gotta talk about brand new movie project you've got called city island and it was filmed here in New York.
You produce the movie is that -- something you enjoy Daniel like producing being on both ends of the business of of the movie.
Well I enjoy filmmaking tremendously not only you know on camera but behind the behind the scenes directed films that I -- half a dozen independent films and but you've got to produce out of necessity you find a piece of material that you really enjoy and and you just wanna help but I get pushed uphill you know so you join you join in on that team and -- in this case the writer director -- -- leader came to me about playing the part and and asked me if I would produce a movie with them and so enamored by the material and -- I signed up immediately.
Well we're gonna talk about the movie city island with Andy Garcia when we come back great movie sought this week and don't go away.
Andy Garcia is still love us when we return from the break.
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