Sept. - Oct. 2004
CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CINEMA: THE REVOLUTION AND BEYOND
Saturday and Sunday nights at 9:00 PM, repeated Friday night at 12:00 Midnight.
CITY CINEMATHEQUE is a co-production of City University Television and the Department of Media & Communication Arts of The City College of New York/CUNY.
FILM: "I Am
Director: Mikhail Kalatazov. Written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Cast: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García, Luz María Collazo, Jean Bouise.
A Soviet filmmaker tells four stories of the Cuban Revolution. In Spanish with English subtitles. Distributor: Lee Krugman & Associates (914-693-6480)
(aka "A Successful Man") (1985/Cuba, 116 min., color, drama)
Director: Humberto Solas. Cast: César Évora, Raquel Revuelta, Daisy Granados, Jorge Trinchet. Charts the changes in Cuban society from 1932 to 1959 through the relationship of two brothers, one an opportunist quick to bend with the times, the other an ardent leftist who is persecuted for his beliefs. In Spanish with English subtitles.
(1990/Cuba, 90 min.,
color, drama) Dir.: Fernando Perez. Cast: Laura de la Uz, Raúl Paz, Herminia Sanchez, José Antonio Rodriguez, Modesto.
(1994/Cuba, 50 min.,
color, drama) Dir.: Fernando Perez. Cast: Zaida
Castellanos, Laura de la Uz, Jorge Molina. Drama about the turbulent relationship
between a mother and daughter-and the dream worlds they inhabit--in a
(The Prophecies of Amanda)
(1999/Cuba, 90 min., color, drama)
Dir.: Pastor Vega. Cast: Daisy Granados, Adolfo Llaurado, Laura Ramos, Consuelo Vidal.
In Spanish with English subtitles. Portrait of Amanda, a female fortune teller in Revolutionary Cuba and her hard life from early childhood to middle age.
FILM: "Miradas" (aka "The Gaze")
(2001/Spain-Cuba, 90 min., color, drama) Dir.: Enrique Alvarez. Cast: Jacqueline Diana Arenal,
Jorge Molina, Mijail Mulkay.
A young photographer gets caught up in the drama of three new acquaintances: a
beautiful woman, her ex-boyfriend and his new lover. At the heart of it all is
the dilemma of whether he should leave
A special supplement to Contemporary Cuban Cinema
Concert videos & music documentaries devoted to contemporary Cuban music will follow the Cuban films on "City Cinematheque" on the following dates and times.
"Compay Segundo - A Cuban Legend" ("World Music" series)
(1998, 54 min.) Director: Claude Santiago. Producer: Arte (
October 9: 10:20 PM (following "
(2000, 93 min.) Dir.: Karim Dridi. Distributor: Empire Pictures.
Follows the travels of veteran street singer, Miguel "El
Gallo" Del Morales as he visits different provinces in
Sat. Oct. 16: 11:00 PM (following "Las Profecias de Amanda")
"Los Hombres Calientes Live"
67 min.) Dir.: Christian
Phillip Wagner. Distributor:
Sat. Oct. 23: 11:00 PM (following "Miradas")
+ Thurs. Nov. 4: 9:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 9:30 PM
"Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban
All-Stars: Live in
(2003, 90 min., color) Distributor: Globe Star Media Entertainment.
Juan De Marcos and his stellar band of Cuban musicians perform Afro-Cuban music in a concert recorded live at the Zepp Tokyo Arena in the Fall of 2002. Other musicians in the concert include timbalero Amadito Valdes, flautist Polo Tamayo, pianist David Alfaro, and vocalists Felix Valoy, Luis Frank Arias and Manuel "Puntillita" Licea."