April 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Room C204 (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
This event features the screening of three films followed by a conversation between Luciano Castillo, Director of Cuban Film Archives, and Professor Jerry Carlson, Bildner Center Senior Fellow. This event is a collaborative effort by the Bildner Center and the Havana Film Festival and forms part of the Bildner Center’s Cuban Music and Arts Initiative.
Films subtitled in English.
Jesús de Armas|Cuba|1962|Animation|8min
A short animation that satirizes American Western films. Corto de animación que satiriza las películas norteamericanas del oeste.
One of Álvarez’s most famous works, Now! discusses racial discrimination in the USA and includes mixed news photographs and musical clips featuring singer/actress Lena Horne.
Historias de la Revolución
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Cuba | 1960 | Fiction | 81min
The first feature film after the Revolution was Gutiérrez Alea’s directorial debut, which reenacts three important episodes of the armed struggle. One of his least-known works, it depicts three stories about the fight against Batista’s dictatorship in 1950s Cuba: “El herido,” “Rebeldes,” and “La batalla de Santa Clara.”