THU, MAR 21, 6:45pm:
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF WOMEN IN FILM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE, IN COLLABORATION WITH the CUBAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS MEDIATHEQUE and ICAIC (Cuban Institue of Cinematic Arts and Industry),
FOUR CUBAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE THEIR FILMS IN THE USA
The Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC), the Women In Film International Committee and the American Cinematheque, in collaboration with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New Filmmakers Los Angeles, New York Women In Film & Television and, Women Make Movies, and The Miami Beach Cinematheque, will showcase a selection of short, documentary and feature films directed by Cuban women in Los Angeles, New York and Miami throughout the month of March. The showcases will be complemented by a series of workshops and panels to offer educational and cultural opportunities for U.S. and Cuban women in the industry, to forge creative and cultural bonds and foster the expansion of a dialogue between nations, creating new spaces wherein to share social, historic and artistic female perspectives.
The Cuban women participating in the U.S. Showcase represent the island’s preeminent female directors, writers and actors. They are the award-winning filmmaker and head of Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, Marina Ochoa; award-winning filmmakers Milena Alvarez and Ana Rodriguez; and critically acclaimed actress, Claudia Rojas.
The screening is followed by Q&A with the filmmakers
Total time: 74 minutes
Director: Ana Rodríguez
Duration: 18 minutes
Summary: Laura has conflicting feelings on whether she should receive a Cuban exiled friend who is visiting from US. While she waits at the airport, Laura meditates about contradictions in which their lives are immersed.
(*) This short narrative is part of the long feature film Mujer Transparente (1990)
LA GRACIA PERPETUA
(THE PERPETUAL GRACE OF GOODNESS)
Director: Marina Ochoa
Running Time: 29 minutes
Synopsis: The Spanish intellectual Juan Ramón Jiménez through the eyes of Cintio Vitier and Fina García Marruz.
DERECHO DE SER (THE RIGHT TO BE)
Director: Claudia Rojas
Running Time: 14 minutes
Synopsis: Queen Nzinga Maxwell talks for the first time about her most personal and most painful experiences. In a sunflower field she gets rid of the pain, while she gives the air her poems.
UNO AL OTRO (ONE ANOTHER)
Director: Milena Almira
Duration: 23 minutes
Synopsis: A couple of young artists marked by love and difference.