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Film Series

Cuba: Golden 60s

Mar 20—Mar 31, 2015

In the wake of the Communist revolution of 1959, Cuba experienced a cinematic golden age. Aided by the state-sponsored Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), filmmakers unleashed a stream of formally radical works that crossed New Wave-inspired stylistic experimentation with politically charged subject matter. These vital transmissions from a country in transition are revolutionary in every sense of the word.

This series is presented as part of the Cuban Culture Festival New York, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC). Co-presented with the Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY).


Three women rise up against oppression in this trailblazing feminist manifesto.

Fri, Mar 20, 2015
Memories of Underdevelopment

A bourgeois intellectual adjusts to life post-revolution in this stylistic tour-de-force.

Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Death of a Bureaucrat

Buñuel-style surrealism meets 1920s silent comedy in this uproarious absurdist satire.

Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Santiago Alvarez Shorts Program

Santiago Alvarez creates politically explosive cinematic collages from found footage.

Mon, Mar 23, 2015
I Am Cuba

This agitprop masterwork is a delirious dream vision of the Cuban revolution.

Wed, Mar 25, 2015
The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin

A man goes from altar boy to farmer to bullfighter to revolutionary in pre-Castro Cuba.

Mon, Mar 30, 2015
The First Charge of the Machete

This gritty pseudo-documentary recreates an 1868 battle for Cuban independence.

Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Cuban Culture Festival New York

A celebration of American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba’s 15th anniversary.

Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015