September 20, 2004 - 6:00 pm
Created By: Professor Jerry Carlson, The City College and The Graduate Center
Monday, September 20, 2004
Un Hombre de Exito/A Successful Man
(1985) d. Humberto Solas
(116 min., color, drama) Director: Humberto Solas. Cast: César Évora, Raquel Revuelta, Daisy Granados, Jorge Trinchet.
Charts the changes in Cuban society from 1932 to 1959 through the relationship of two brothers, one an opportunist quick to bend with the times, the other an ardent leftist who is persecuted for his beliefs. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
(1990) d. Fernando Perez
(90 min., color, drama) Dir.: Fernando Perez. Cast: Laura de la Uz, Raúl Paz, Herminia Sanchez, José Antonio Rodriguez.
In 1956 Cuba, Larita, a poor orphan girl, dreams of a scholarship to the United States. She comes across Hemingway’s novel, “The Old Man and the Sea” and draws parallels to her own life. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Thursday, October 7, 2004
Las Profecias of Amanda/The Prophecies of Amanda
(1999) d. Pastor Vega
(90 min., color, drama) Dir.: Pastor Vega. Cast: Daisy Granados, Adolfo Llaurado, Laura Ramos, Consuelo Vidal.
Portrait of Amanda, a female fortune teller in Revolutionary Cuba and her hard life from early childhood to middle age. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
(2001) d. Enrique Alvarez
(90 min., color, drama) Dir.: Enrique Alvarez. Cast: Jacqueline Diana Arenal, Jorge Molina, Mijail Mulkay.
A young photographer gets caught up in the drama of three new acquaintances: a beautiful woman, her ex-boyfriend and his new lover. At the heart of it all is the dilemma of whether he should leave Cuba if he gets the opportunity or not. In Spanish with English subtitles.