10th Annual Cuban Film Fest
The Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), presents the 10th edition of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival, screening on six consecutive Thursdays at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis beginning on February 21 and closing on March 28.
All films in Spanish will have English subtitles. Discussions will take place following the screening.
The Forbidden Shore
February 21, 7:00pm
Director: Ron Chapman | Documentary | 2016 | Runtime: 96 min
The Forbidden Shore explores the myriad forms of contemporary music being played in Cuba, through the extraordinary and unlimited access filmmaker Ron Chapman has had to the streets, the people, the musicians and the stories of contemporary Cuba.
The Good Demons
February 28, 7:00pm | Original Title: Los Buenos Demonios
Director: Gerardo Chijona | Narrative | 2017 | Runtime: 88 min
This darkly ironic offering from long-time Cuban director Gerardo Chijona probes “the world of values and ethics of three generations of Cubans where no one is judged.” Taxi driver Tito, with the face of an angel, leads a double life, unsuspected by those who benefit from his misdeeds.
Cuban Women in Revolution
March 7, 7:00pm | Original Title: Cubanas: Mujeres en Revolución
Director: Maria Torrellas | Documentary | 2018 | Runtime: 84 min
This new film gathers stories of women of different ages and professions showing their achievements in the struggle to contribute to the Cuban Revolution from the perspective of gender equality and respect for women.
Sergio and Sergei
March 14, 7:00pm
Director: Ernesto Daranas | Narrative | 2017 | Runtime: 93 min
Intertwining fictionalized personal experiences with historical facts, the film imagines an amateur radio operator in Cuba who stumbles on a channel that communicates directly with a stranded Soviet cosmonaut.
March 21, 7:00pm | Original Title: El Regreso
Director: Blanca Rosa Blanco | Narrative | 2018 | Runtime: 90 min
Director/Star: Blanca Rosa Blanco attending!
The detective Patricia receives a news of the death of Mariano unjustly accused, which will change the course of his next days.
Ghost Town to Havana
March 28, 7:00pm
Director: Eugene Corr, Roberto “Chile” Perez | Documentary | 2015 | Runtime: 86 min
Two teams. Two countries. One game. This documentary tells the story of an African American youth baseball team from Oakland, California that travels to meet and play baseball with their Cuban counterparts.
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