SPECIAL EVENTS


FRIDAY, MARCH 28

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street, Gallery 1, the Bronx
FREE ACCESS / ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA

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6pm – First Fridays! 7th Annual Collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts

100 Sones cubanos / 100 Cuban Sones

Edesio Alejandro – Ruben Consuegra | Cuba – Dominican Republic | 2010 | Documentary | 81min

Cubans have selected a list of the 100 most relevant and authentic Cuban sones to merge them into a single album that portrays the roots of this genre. A documentary full of humor and authentic Cuban music, this small expedition travels to remote places in the island to search for the son’s essence, exalting the main characters behind the rhythm. Followed by live music by Yunior Terry & Son de Altura, spinning by DJ ASHO.

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Los cubanos seleccionaron los 100 sones más importantes y auténticos con el fin de incluirlos en un álbum que contiene las raíces de este género. Un documental lleno de humor y auténtica música cubana, esta pequeña expedición viaja a lugares remotos de la isla en busca de la esencia del son, exaltando las características principales detrás del ritmo. Luego de la película, disfruta de la musica en vivo de Yunior Terry & Son de Altura, y de DJ ASHO.


FRIDAY, APRIL 4

MUSEUM of the MOVING IMAGE @ 7:00pm
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 – Queens
ADMISSION: $12 ADULTS | $9 SENIORS AND STUDENTS WITH ID | $6 CHILDREN UNDER 12| FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

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O Lobo atrás da Porta / A Wolf at the Door

Fernando Coimbra | Brazil | 2013 | Fiction | 100min | NY Premiere

A child is kidnapped. At the police station, his parents Sylvia and Bernardo, and Rosa, the main suspect and Bernardo´s lover, give contradictory evidence. Their narration takes us to the gloomiest corners of desires, lies, needs and wickedness in the relationship of these three characters.

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Un niño es secuestrado. En la comisaría, sus padres Sylvia y Bernardo, y Rosa, principal sospechosa y amante de Bernardo, dan testimonios contradictorios. Rosa y Bernardo se conocieron en un tren en Río de Janeiro. Obsesionada, Rosa inicia una amistad secreta con Sylvia, sin que ésta sepa la relación que mantiene con su marido


 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

MUSEUM of the MOVING IMAGE @ 6:30pm
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 – Queens
ADMISSION: $12 ADULTS | $9 SENIORS AND STUDENTS WITH ID | $6 CHILDREN UNDER 12| FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

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Esther en Alguna Parte / Esther Somewhere…

Gerardo Chijona | Cuba | 2013 | Fiction | 95min | NY Premiere |

Larry Po (Enrique Molina), a weird elder, reveals to Lino Catala (Reinaldo Miravalles), a serious & formal old man, that his late wife Maruja (Daisy Granados), led a double life. From that moment on, they both start an intensive search.

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Larry Po, un viejo extravagante, le revela a Lino Catalá, un anciano serio y formal, que su difunta esposa Maruja llevaba una doble vida. A partir de ese momento, los dos comienzan una intensa búsqueda.


SUNDAY, APRIL 6

MUSEUM of the MOVING IMAGE @ 5:00pm
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 – Queens
ADMISSION: $12 ADULTS | $9 SENIORS AND STUDENTS WITH ID | $6 CHILDREN UNDER 12| FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

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La jaula de oro / The Golden Dream

Diego Quemada-Diez | Mexico | 2013 | Fiction | 100min | NY Premiere

Three teenagers from Guatemala’s slums travel to the U.S. in search of a better life. On their journey they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn’t speak Spanish. Together, they soon have to face a harsh reality.

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Tres jóvenes de los barrios bajos de Guatemala viajan a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor vida. En el camino conocen a Chauk, un indígena de la sierra de Chiapas que no habla español. Pronto tendrán que enfrentarse juntos a la dura realidad.


MONDAY, APRIL 7

SVA THEATRE @ 6:00pm
333 West 23rd Street (bet 8th & 9th Avenues) – Manhattan
FREE ACCESS / ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA

  

6pm – Short Films By Emerging Cuban Filmmakers / Cortos de jóvenes directores cubanos 

Introduced by María Julia Grillo, Academic Director of the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba and co-presented by the BFA Film and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts
RT: 70min


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Camionero / Truck Driver

Sebastian Miló | Cuba | 2012 | Fiction | 25min | Short

At a boarding school, Raidel is witness to the bullying of his schoolmate Randy.

En un internado, Raidel es testigo de los abusos a los que es sometido su compañero Randy.

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Tarde para Ramón / Too Late

Daniel Chile | Cuba | 2013 | Fiction | 10min | Short U.S. Premiere

Ramón, a Havana taxi driver, has a broken and distant relationship with his daughter Laura. He sets off to meet her, a moment that will decide their lives.

Ramón, taxista habanero, desde hace varios años tiene una relación distante y quebrada con su hija Laura. Cuando decide ir a su encuentro, ese instante decidirá sus vidas.

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La trucha / The Trout

Luis Ernesto Doñas | Cuba | 2013 | Fiction | 20min | Short | U.S Premiere

During the day, Pilar assists the principal dancers of the Cuban National Ballet. At night, she makes her living as Gloria The Trout. Ramoncito ruins her plans.
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De día, Pilar asiste a las primeras bailarinas del Ballet Nacional de Cuba. En las noches habaneras, se gana la vida como Gloria la Trucha. Ramoncito se le interpone.

  

7:30pm - Panel: New Horizons on Contemporary Cuban Cinema: An Open Dialogue / Nuevos horizontes en el cine cubano contemporáneo: un diálogo abierto 


  

Departing from decades of a unique production model facilitated by the renowned Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), today young and emerging Cuban filmmakers are exploring new ways by joining the creative waves throughout the world. Are these parallel or converging universes? Should a national cinema be consigned to traditional production models or should it be allowed to explore new methods? Who are the audiences watching Cuban movies today? These are some of the issues to be discussed in an exceptional open dialogue that for the first time brings together some of the most relevant filmmakers in today’s Cuban cinema.
Confirmed panelists: Director Kiki Alvarez (Jirafas), Gerardo Chijona (Esther en Alguna Parte), Carlos Lechuga (Melaza), and Jorge Perugorria (Se Vende); Casting Director Libia Batista; and Independent Producer Claudia Calviño. Simultaneous translation available.

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Partiendo de décadas de un modelo de producción único facilitado por el reconocido Instituto Cubano de Cine (ICAIC), hoy los jóvenes y emergentes realizadores cubanos exploran nuevas opciones, sumándose a las olas de realización del mundo. ¿Son acaso estos universos paralelos o convergentes? ¿Un cine nacional debiera mantener los modelos tradicionales o permitirse explorar de nuevas formas? ¿Quiénes ven el cine cubano de hoy? Estos serán algunos de los temas a tratarse en un excepcional diálogo abierto que por primera vez reúne algunos de los cineastas más prominentes del actual cine cubano.


TUESDAY, APRIL 8

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU @ 6:00pm
53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan & Thompson Streets)
FREE ACCESS / ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA

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6:00pm – Coro de silencio / Choir of Silence

Roberto Rodríguez | Puerto Rico-Cuba | 2013 | Documentary | 50min | NY Premiere | NY Premiere

Between 1960-1962 the CIA and the Diocesis of Miami organized “Operation Peter Pan,” which sent 14,048 unaccompanied children from Cuba to the U.S. This documentary touches on the memories of mental and sexual abuse committed by priests and social workers, a story kept untold. Español

Entre los años 1960-1962 la CIA y la Diocesis de Miami organizaron “Operación Peter Pan”, que envió 14.048 niños cubanos a los Estados Unidos. Este documental se centra en las memorias de los abusos sexuales y mentales cometidos por parte del clérigo y los trabajadores sociales, una historia que no se contó.

  

7:30pm – Meet The Industry: International Film Markets And Theatrical Distribution Channels In U.S. / Un vistazo a la industria: mercados internacionales del cine y distribución comercial en EE.UU.


  

A conversation with industry professionals about three key industry aspects: self-distribution, traditional distribution, and film funding opportunities. Confirmed panelists: Elliot Kanbar, author of You Finally Finished your Film. Now What?; Alfredo Calvino, CEO of Habanero Films; Jonathan Miller, President of Icarus Films. Reception to follow. Simultaneous translation available.

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Una charla con expertos de la industria en torno a tres aspectos claves: auto-distribución, distribución tradicional y opciones de financiamiento. Recepción al finalizar la charla. Interpretación simultánea disponible.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

CUNY GRADUATE CENTER (Room C204/205 – Concourse level) @ 6:00pm
365 Fifth Avenue (bet 34th & 35th Streets) #C204
FREE ACCESS / ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA

  

New Cuban Cinema: 55 Years of a Shared Dreams / Nuevo Cine Cubano: 55 años de un sueño compartido

Q&A with Luciano Castillo and Jerry Carlson, Bildner Center Senior Fellow. Co-organized by
Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies – CUNY

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Historias de la revolución / Stories Of The Revolution

Tomás Gutierrez Alea | Cuba | 1960 | Fiction | 81min | Courtesy ICAIC

The first feature film after the Revolution was Gutiérrez Alea’s directorial debut, which re-enacts 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.”
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La primera película filmada después de la revolución fue la ópera prima de Gutiérrez Alea. Uno de sus filmes menos conocidos, incluye tres relatos que detallan la lucha insurreccional cubana, “El herido”, “Rebeldes” y “La batalla de Santa Clara”.

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El cow boy / The Cowboy

Jesus de Armas | Cuba | 1962 | Animation | 8min | Courtesy ICAIC

A short animation that satirizes American Western films.
Corto de animación que satiriza las películas norteamericanas del oeste.

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NOW!

Santiago Alvarez | Cuba | 1965 | Experimental | 6min | Courtesy ICAIC

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.

Uno de sus más famosos trabajos, Now! aborda la discriminación racial en EE.UU. junto a una variedad de fotonoticias y videos musicales que muestran a la cantante y actriz Lena Horne.

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