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Full Spectrum Features (FSF), Americas Media Initiative (AMI), and Athenaeum Theatre Productions are thrilled to present Cuban Visions, a year-long film series that will provide a unique window into both early revolutionary and contemporary Cuban life and culture.
Six two-hour programs will be held at the Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) and will feature a range of Cuban films including animation, short fiction, and documentaries, many of which have rarely been screened in the U.S.
January — Racial Inequity and Class in a Changing Cuba
March — LGBTQ Politics and Gay Marriage
May — Economics 101
July — Emerging Women Filmmakers
October — Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
November — The Personal is Political
The series features a unique opportunity for Cuban filmmakers, journalists, and scholars to interact with a U.S. audience and engage in timely cultural exchange through post-screening panel discussions.
Monica Rivero journalist and editor at OnCuba in Havana.
Harold Cárdenas, Cuban journalist and blogger (La Joven Cuba).
Julio César Guanche, renowned Cuban historian.
Odette Casamayor, Afro-Cuban scholar.
Zaira Zarza, Cuban film critic and feminist scholar.
Marcel Beltran, award-winning documentary and fiction filmmaker.
Ivette Avila, award-winning animator and teacher.
“To date, there has never been a year-long Cuban film series programmed at a U.S. theater,” said Alexandra Halkin, Director of AMI. “This series provides a rare opportunity for a Chicago audience to have an enhanced lens in which to see and understand the unique and diverse Cuban experience.”
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