Tue, May 23|
Instituto Cervantes NY
SARA GÓMEZ SHORT FILM RETROSPECTIVE (Honoring Sara Gómez)
HFFNY honors pioneering Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez with a showcase of her newly-restored short films
Time & Location
May 23, 6:00 PM
Instituto Cervantes NY, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017, USA
About the event
Honoring Sara Gómez - Short Film Showcase
All films have been newly restored
IRÉ A SANTIAGO
1964 | Documentary | 15 min
With a vibrant musical soundtrack, Gómez portrays the city of Santiago de Cuba, connecting contemporary men and women to a past of slavery and resistance.
GUANABACOA: CRÓNICAS DE MI FAMILIA
1966 | Documentary | 15 min
An intimate portrait of Gómez’s family and their city of Guanabacoa on the outskirts of Havana, this film remediates photographs and music recordings to create an archive of the family that is brought to life through the voices of women: Sara, her Madrina, and her Aunt Berta.
Y TENEMOS SABOR
1967 | Documentary | 30 min
A documentary that gives a lyrical introduction to Afro-Cuban rhythms. The short is packed with interviews, studio recordings,and footage of impromptu street performances.