martes, 28 de febrero de 2017

Film Series / Filmmaker Visits at Yale University, LIFFY 2017

CUBA up next! Wednesday, March 1st through Saturday, March 4, 2017
Carlos Barba Salva presents Humberto Solás (Cuba)
Sponsors: CLAIS, Ezra Stiles College, The Cuban Coalition
CARLOS BARBA SALVA is a prizewinning Cuban filmmaker. He has made many documentary films, notably Humberto (2014), Día de Muertos (2010), and Canción para Rachel (2007). He was Assistant Director to Humberto Solás for the making of Barrio Cuba (2005) and "Adela", Solás' final short film. Carlos is presently finishing a new short film, "25 Horas", and is working on a new feature film, Mi Virgen de la Caridad with veteran filmmaker Enrique Pineda Barnet. He has written extensively on Cuban film for several Cuban literary and cultural magazines, especially for Revista Cine Cubano/Ediciones ICAIC.
Films: Spanish Language
English Subtitles
Q & A with Carlos Barba Salva following each screening
March 1, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
LUCIA / Cuba / 1968 / dir. Humberto Solás 
Lucía is a 1968 Cuban black-and-white drama film directed by Humberto Solás. It was the winner of the Golden Prize and the Prix FIPRESCI at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival in 1969.The film is a period piece, told in three stories in different moments of Cuban history (the Cuban war of independence, the 1930s and the 1960s), all as seen through the eyes of a different woman, each named Lucía.
March 2, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
MIEL PARA OSHUN (HONEY FOR OSHUN) / Cuba-España / 2001 / dir. Humberto Solás
Jorge Perugorría (Strawberry and Chocolate) stars as Roberto, who with the help of an eccentric cab driver and his cousin, embarks on a wild road trip through Cuba to search for the mother he thought had abandoned him as a child. Honey for Oshun is a compelling and funny story filled with unexpected detours, wrong turns, near dead ends, and plenty of broken-down cars. Best Picture Washington International Film Festival.
March 3, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
BARRIO CUBA (The Cuba Neighborhood) / Cuba-España / 2005 / dir. Humberto Solás
Magali, Ignacio, Vivian, Miguelito and Santo: the leading characters of Barrio Cuba are all human beings striving for a little happiness in Havana. They live life to its fullest, propelling themselves over and over against an uncertain fate, searching for a way out. The harsh reality of the barrio contests them, but they never lose the hope of a better future, of regaining a lost love, or finding a new one, of improving themselves. Barrio Cuba is also the portrait of a country and a moment when preserving dignity becomes a hard task, but they keep on trying. Audience Award Havana Film Festival, Special Mention for the actress Broselianda Hernández Providence Film Festival.
March 4, 2017
7pm Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. New Haven 06511
HUMBERTO / Cuba-México-España-USA/ 2014 / dir. Carlos Barba Salva
Humberto Solás was a filmmaker and a dreamer but primarily a Cuban of universal stature author of Lucía, regarded as one of the ten best films of Ibero American cinema and an extensive work which defined colors and left a mark on the cinema of the island. Five years after his physical disappearance, co-workers, actors, family and friends, gather to remember aspects of his life and career, in a tour of his emblematic feature films. Best Documentary Tiburon International Film Festival, California. Best Documentary Latino and Native American Film Festival, New Haven, CT. 
Monday, March 6, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
MIGUEL COYULA. Nadie. Cuba. 2017 (Work in progress)
Film based on a series of interviews with Cuban poet Rafael Alcides. 
Actress LYNN CRUZ who appears in Nadie will also screen one of her latest short films: "El niño" by VALERIA VALENTINA BOLÍVAR. Venezuela, 2015. 17min.
Q&A Miguel Coyula and Lynn Cruz
Co-sponsored by Timothy Dwight College

Fuente Margherita Tortora: LIFFY