Cine Cuba: NLCSC Monthly Cuban Film Club
The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) 252 Grays Inn Rd, London
Mon, 28 September 2015 - Mon, 29 February 2016
Cine Cuba is a monthly film club, generally held on the last Monday of the month (no film in December) & organised by North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign (NLCSC), showing films from or about Cuba. We aim to show films which provide an insight into the Cuban Revolution and the society, politics, history and culture of Cuba. Where possible we invite guest speakers with a special interest in the film topic We hope that viewers will stay at the end of the film and participate in the relaxed post-film discussion. Entry is free (with a requested donation to cover costs).
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• Monday 28 September - Hasta Cierto Punto (Up to a Certain Point)
Dir: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 1983
Working on a film about machismo, a film director meets a woman and has to face up to his own contradictory feelings and behaviour.
• Monday 26 October- Buena Vista Social Club
Dir: Wim Wenders 1999. Documentary about the reunion, with the help of Ry Cooder, of the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians to record the album ‘Buena Vista Social Club'
• Monday 30 November - The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin
Dir: Julio García Espinosa 1967. Classic early Cuban film - the picaresque but comic escapades of Juan Quin Quin as he goes from altar boy to farmer to bullfighter to revolutionary in pre-Castro Cuba.
• Monday 25 January- The Power of Community
2006. Documentary. Cuba lost over half its oil imports after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. Subtitled: how Cuba survived Peak Oil, the film illustrates the response: urban ecoagronomy methods and shows another way in which ‘otro mundo es posible'.
• Monday 29 February - Casa Vieja
Dir: Lester Hamlet 2010
A darkly compelling piece about the return to a family home in Cuba which contains secrets, old grudges, misunderstandings, and intolerance. Based on a stage play by Abelardo Estorino.
The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) 252 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8JR. Nearest tube Kings Cross or Russell Square