Thursday April 12th:
Screening 7:00 pm
Reception to follow
The NY Director's Guild Theatre
Cuba. Fiction. 87 min. N.Y Premiere
Film in competition
Habanastation depicts a view of everyday Cuban life through the eyes of Mayito, a young student and child of a successful jazz musician. When he gets lost during a May Day Celebration, he discovers a new and exciting world, so close, yet so far from his own.
Festivals / Awards:
- Founders Prize Best of Fest. Traverse City Film Festival. Michigan, USA, 2011.
- International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Havana, 2011.
- Nominated as Best Cuban Film of the Year by the Association of Press of Cinematography. Havana, 2011.
Ian Padrón was born in Havana on March 14, 1976. From a young age, he collaborated in a variety of projects including an animated series Filminutos with ICAIC. In 1996, he begun working with ICAIC and produced his first film, Vertical Love.
In 2000, his short Motos was the first time a student produced a 35 mm as his thesis at the Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba en la Facultad de Cine, Radio y TV.
Dreaming in blue is his first fulllength documentary, and it deals with baseball in Cuba.
VenuesTo be scheduled