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Full Spectrum Features, Americas Media Initiative, and ATP present
Cuban Visions 5: Cuban Animations from the 1960s to Today
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00PM
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Main Stage (Lobby level) (Space TBD)
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.
Cuban Visions Program 5: Cuban Animations from the 1960s to Today
ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)
This screening will debut an original program of short animations, some of which were produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios. These shorts reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirations: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production. The screening will also feature contemporary Cuban animations, illustrating the evolution of both the Cuban Revolution and Cuban animation from the ‘60s to present-day.
Thank you to ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos), which has generously donated some of the featured animations.
Post-Screening Conversation: The discussion will feature the program’s curator, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival). The discussion will reflect on the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, while also posing relevant criticisms.
: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).
Purchase a 5-Film Series Package here!
is a new film series presented by Full Spectrum Features, the Americas Media Initiative, and Athenaeum Theatre Productions. Cuban Visions will present the work of Cuban filmmakers to Chicago audiences, providing a unique window into both early revolutionary and contemporary Cuban society.
The series will feature a diverse range of Cuban films including animation, short fiction, and documentaries, and cover issues such as racial inequity, the Cuban economy, Cuban internationalism, Afro-Cuban identity, women’s rights, and more. Each of the six screenings will be followed by panel discussions, featuring Cuban filmmakers, producers, journalists, film critics and scholars as well as U.S.-based academics and community stakeholders. These thought-provoking and rarely seen Cuban films will challenge U.S. audience’s long-held misconceptions about past and present Cuban reality.
Cuban Visions - Full Schedule:
Program 1: Racial Inequity and Class in a Changing Cuba
Program 2: LGBTQ Politics and Gay Marriage
Program 3: Economics 101
Program 4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
Program 5: Cuban Animations from the 1960s to Today
Program 6: The Personal is Political