Cuban Film Festival Starts Thursday
From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:09:40 -0800 (PST)
The first movie in the six-week 2010 Cuban film festival will be shown
tomorrow, followed by a discussion at Pracna on Main.

Complete announcement, downloadable brochure and flyer here:

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 4–April 8
St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street, SE, Minneapolis
Free parking in ramp at 2nd Street SE and 2nd Avenue SE
Admission: $6; 4 for $20
All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles

*Clandestinos (Living Dangerously) by Fernando Perez*

Satisfying as both a political thriller and a love story, this feature film
by Fernando Pérez is so naturally realized that it avoids being didactic
even as it commemorates events of the Cuban Revolution. Anti-Batista
activists move from one safe house to another, trying to elude a relentless
police commissioner. Their leader (Luis Alberto García), hardened by prison
and torture, is suspicious of nearly everyone but gradually falls for his
newest recruit, a headstrong idealist (Isabel Santos of El Benny). The
climactic rooftop chase is well choreographed and edited, and Edesio
Alejandro’s surging score recalls early Isaac Hayes. 103 minutes.

General audience discussion of film after screening with U of M Political
Science Professor August Nimtz, who is currently researching material for a
documentary film on the subject of the urban front of the Cuban Revolution.
Pracna on Main, next to the theater.
For more information about the Minnesota Cuba Committee and meeting times:
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