Thursday, February 26, 2015

(Miami) Emerging Cuban Independent Film


Co-sponsored by Related Group and MDC’s Tower Theater.

Coming directly from Havana, Cuba, this film series is a riveting panorama of contemporary Cuba. The films selected are directed or produced by four young talented Cuban filmmakers: Jessica Rodriguez, Marcel Beltran, Carlos Machado Quintela and Claudia Calviño. 

The program below includes the filmmaker(s) in attendance and the Q&A session that follow.

All films are in Spanish with English subtitles

Series program:
Saturday, February 28, 7:00 PM
OPENING NIGHT COLLECTIVE SHOWCASE
This collective showcase entails four unique artistic perspectives of life as a Cuban. All four filmmakers will be in attendance for opening night.
Films: Tacones cercanos (J. Rodriguez); Cuerdas al aire (M. Beltrán); Planeta Cerquillo (C. Calviño); Jorge y Elena (C. M. Quintela)
Total running time: 86 min

Sunday, March 1, 5:00 PM
​JESSICA RODRÍGUEZ SHOWCASE
Erasing the lines between documentary and fiction.
Films: Crac; El mundo de Raúl; Ahlam
Total running time: 93 min

Monday, March 2, 7:00 PM
MARCEL BELTRÁN SHOWCASE
Personal style, intimate vision.
Films: Parihuela; Memorias del abuelo; Cisne cuello negro, cuello blanco; digna guerra
Total running time: 98 min

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 PM
​CARLOS MACHADO. QUINTELA SHOWCASE
A totally unhackneyed approach.
Films: Buey; Casi; La piscina
Total running time: 87 min

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 PM
CLAUDIA CALVIÑO SHOWCASE
A pillar of Cuban independent film production.
Films: Cuca y el pollo; Los bañistas; Habana muda
Total running time: 87 min

Prices:
Each program is regular Tower Theater price: $10, general admission, Adult; $8, seniors and students; $6, MDC’s students, Tower Theater members, MFS members

 (Full information at  MDC’s Tower Theater's website)

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