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On February 21, the
The festival is co-curated by the
The festival will continue each Thursday evening at 7:00 pm through March 28. The star of one of the documentaries, Cuban-American musician
Ticket Info: $40 Six Film Pass; $8.50 General Admission; $6 Members/Seniors/Students/Children
Tickets will be on sale soon.
All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Screening copies are available on request. The line-up is as follows:
Love and loss refracted through the coastal background of the small town of Gibara.
The story turns on the protagonist’s return home after years in Havana to find that her father has died and his house is inhabited by a family of hurricane victims.
A 1978 Berlin Film Festival prize winner, El Brigadista is the fictionalized story of a high school student from Havana who is part of the early '60s Literacy Brigades. These voluntary brigades encountered mistrust from the peasants they were hoping to teach, and death threats from the counter-revolutionaries still fighting in the Zapata Swamp. And then there were the crocodiles!
From the director of El Beny, a musical drama with a frank take on race, class divisions and corruption.
A bittersweet documentary about Santa Fe musician Victor Alvarez, on of the "Peter Pan" children, who revisits his Cuban homeland for the first time in 43 years.
Special Guest Appearance by Victor Alvarez!
From the director of the 2012 Cuban Film Festival's Casa Vieja. "In Havana, where economic difficulties are numerous, two young people try to find out if love and aspirations can survive in a city defined by adversity." (IMDB)
In search of authentic Cuban sones (a Cuban musical tradition), the filmmakers travel the island for the best examples of the music and its artsts.
Many thanks to our underwriting sponsors: Victor’s 1959 Café, Trujillo’s Tax Services and Fenelon Sanctuary; and to our sponsors and supporters: Acentos, the Spanish Specialist, Dialog One Language and Cultural Services, Global Citizens Network, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Mediterranean Cruise Café, De León & Nestor, Abogados Luchando Con la Comunidad, University of St. Thomas International Leadership Program, Paraiso Musical, and Paraiso Lounge.
Special thanks to David Schnack, Pagoda Pictures, for the photo on the poster and brochure.
For more information about the festival and the Minnesota Cuba Committee, please visit: www.minnesotacubacommittee.org.