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cuba Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Sorry, no popcorn!
Exhibition film seasons and film festivals at the Southeast Museum of Photography are co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research at Daytona State College.
EXHIBITION FILM SERIES - Select Thursdays at 7:00 pm
CUBA: THE VIOLET ISLE
This series presents important classic and contemporary films from Cuba. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Violet Isle.

viva cuba   Viva Cuba
September 5 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti (Cuba, 2005) 80 min.

In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. When the children learn that Malú's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malú's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it.

la cuba mia   La Cuba Mia - CANCELLED
September 12 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Oscar Gomez (Cuba, 2002) 78 min.

La Cuba Mia offers live concert footage and recorded music performances of a variety of Cuban musicians and acts including Celia Cruz, Miliki, Dokato Poveda, and Perez Prado.

whistle   Life is to Whistle
September 26 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Fernando Pérez (Cuba, 1998) 106 min.

Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs or getting rid of them to live more freely.

other side   To the Other Side (Al Otro Lado)
October 3 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Gustavo Loza (Mexico, 2004) 90 min.

This drama features three stories about the bonds between children and absent parents. A Cuban boy who lives in poverty with his mother longs to visit his father in the United States, a Moroccan girl attempts to reunite with her father, and in Mexico, a boy disobeys his father to visit a strange lagoon. These related vignettes showcase the powerful hold that parents have upon their children, which often remains strong despite their absence.

i am cuba   Soy Cuba (I am Cuba)
October 10 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov (Cuba/Soviet Union, 1964) 141 min.

Four vignettes in Batista's Cuba dramatize the need for revolution; long, mobile shots tell almost wordless stories.

memories   Memories of Underdevelopment
October 17 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba/U.K., 1968) 97 min.

A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a Europeanized intellectual, a landlord and self-styled writer, who is too idealistic to leave for Miami but too decadent to fit into the new society.

cecilia   Cecilia
October 24 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Humberto Solás (Cuba, 1982) 159 min.

In 1830s Havana, amidst the Cuban independence movement, social climber Cecilia Valdés uses santería to conquer Leonardo Gamboa, the son of a rich colonialist family.

che   Che
October 31 at 7:00 pm - THIS FILM SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Directed by Steven Soderbergh (USA, 2008) 257 min.

Lauded for its documentary approach, yet, also experimental in nature, Che chronicles different phases in the revolutionary career of Che Guevara.

waiting list   Lista de Espera (Waiting List)
November 7 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Juan Carlos Tabío (Cuba, 2000) 107 min.

A rundown bus station in rural Cuba becomes the backdrop for romance and miracles in Juan Carlos Tabio’s blend of magical realism and social commentary.

blanco   Blanco y Negro: Bebo & Cigala en Vivo
November 14 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Fernando Trueba (USA/Spain, 2004) 138 min.

Blanco Y Negro presents a visual companion to LÁGRIMAS NEGRAS with a 19-song live performance recorded in Mallorca in June 2003, as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the album.

barrio   Barrio Cuba
November 21 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Humberto Solás (Cuba, 2005) 105 min.

A look at life and everyday struggles in Havana through three main stories-- when a woman dies in childbirth, the new father runs away; a lonely woman is courted by an older man, but can’t forget her first love; a couple’s relationship crumbles when they can’t conceive a child.

last supper   The Last Supper
December 5 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba, 1976) 110 min.

A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.

  
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