Yearlong Cuban film series comes to Chicago

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Cuban filmmakers,
journalists, and
scholars scheduled
to interact with
U.S. audiences

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.

   SERIES PROGRAMS
      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.

   FEATURED PANELISTS
      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.”

For tickets and information, click here.

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