The date is 2/17/19 tonight I’m interviewing Xiomara Perez age 50, her relationship to me is,well she’s my mother she’s female and Cuban she currently lives in Kings Mountain NC originally born in Siego De Avila, Cuba. This interview will be in the form of a Q&A session.
Q:What were some of the first films you remember watching in a theatre?
A: “well in my day I didnt have time not money to go to the theater either way I have a very vague memory of the theaters back then in my early youth most of everything was in black and white Cuba being in the state it was at the time it was a luxury to go.”
Q:Did you watch many films growing up in theatres (or at home)? If so, what films were you drawn to?
A: “in my adolescence I did watch films at home I really couldn’t have much of a preference I watched what the government allowed which were mostly Cuban made movies some comedies some romances like Un Rey en la Habana but by the time I saw this movie I had already came to the US I believe i was in my thirties or forties and you were just two years old.”
M:“No need for those details mom..”
Q:When HBO, Showtime, VCRs or DVDs were readily available, did that change how you went to see movies? Or which ones you went to see in a theatre?
A: “No not really cause I never went out to see movies I always stayed at home but, my taste in movies really developed i began to realize that I love movies that were whimsical and all about fantasy like the Harry Potter movies as well as the twilight series.”
Q:What’s the last film you watched in a movie theatre? Did you enjoy the experience?
A: “The last film I watched in an actual movie theater was Despicable Me I enjoyed the experience very much even though I did fall asleep. About half way through the movie old age does things to you but I mostly went for your sake Melanie you wouldn’t shut up about going to see it in 3D.”
Q:What kinds of films do you watch now?
A: “Melanie you know I don’t watch movies anymore I can hardly stay awake through one but the most recent ones I’ve seen are The Theory of everything, Venom, as well as Hurricane Bianca my movie interest has downgraded I just watch anything really just to help me fall asleep. Good Bad it doesn’t matter to me anymore honestly but, I will say that some films I watch are mostly ones that have a lesson to be learned in them like That movie we watch last year um what was it called ah yes A Quiet place the movie was good and it shows the value of a family with pain love and sacrifice.”
Q:Any other comments about your movie going experience/history that you think is important, or that you’d like to share?
A: “Of course I would just like to say that in my life time I have been lucky to be able to see such great movies even if in my youth I didn’t have much of an opportunity to see what the world had to offer me on a big screen I’m still thankful and I know there will be even bigger stars and productions yet to come.”
M: “Thank you so much for your time mom”
X: “you’re very welcome Melanie”
In conclusion no matter how old or young you are you’ll always develop a history with the movies you’ve seen throughout your lifetime they almost become a part of you, Well see you next time everyone goodnight.