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A Celebration of Cuban Film

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Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Cuban Film
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL'S CUBAN SPOTLIGHT

As a continuation of the Academy’s program of ongoing educational and cultural exchange with Cuban film artists, the Academy is partnering with the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Cuban Spotlight to present a special evening celebrating recent Cuban cinema.

The Academy gala will feature film clips from all the Cuban titles showcased by the Festival and an onstage panel discussion with visiting directors. Hosted by Los Angeles Film Festival Artistic director David Ansen, participants (subject to availability) will include directors Gerardo Chijona Valdes (“Ticket to Paradise”), Fina Torres (“Habana Eva”), Fernando Pérez (“Suite Habana”), and Estela Bravo (“Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba”).

The program will conclude with a screening of Cuba’s Oscar-nominated “Strawberry and Chocolate,” which centers on a young gay artist’s attraction to, and resulting friendship with, a committed (and straight) communist. This film was highly praised by American reviewers, who were surprised by such a sophisticated and frank treatment of politics and sexuality in a Cuban film.

Evening viewing hours will also be available for the Academy’s new exhibition “Cuban Film Posters: From Havana to the World,” currently on view in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery.

STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (FRESA Y CHOCOLATE)
Starring Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno, Joel Angelino, Marilyn Solaya. Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío. Produced by Miguel Mendoza. Screenplay by Senel Paz, based on his short story “The Wolf, the Forest and the New Man.” ICAIC/IMCINE/Telemadrid/S.G.A.E./Tabasco Films. 110 minutes. Print provided by the Academy Film Archive.

Rated R. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Academy Award nominee (1994): Foreign Language Film (Cuba)

Tickets:
$5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID. Limit 2 at the discounted price. On sale starting Wednesday, June 1. Doors open at 6:30

When:
Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Genre:

Foreign Films