|CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL MINNEAPOLIS 2011||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (mncubagmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 06:39:08 -0800 (PST)|
CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL MINNEAPOLIS 2011 *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* *The Best of Contemporary Cuban Cinema February 24- March 31* February 11, 2011 MINNEAPOLIS- From February 24- March 31 the Minnesota Cuba Committee and the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul presents an outstanding collection of Cuban cinema, featuring winners from this year’s Latin American Film Festival in Havana. Five* *Cuban feature films and one US/Cuba documentary* *will be screened at the Second Annual Cuban Film Festival. With the theme, “The US government says we can’t travel to Cuba, so let’s go to the Cuban movies!” the Cuban Movie Festival gives audiences an unprecedented opportunity to view a cross section of Cuban films. Screenings will take place at the St. Anthony Main Theatre complex on historic Main Street, Minneapolis on the Mississippi Riverfront. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Contemporary films *Kangamba**,* by Rogelio París; *Lisanka*-by Daniel Diaz Torres; *Fallen Gods** *by *Ernesto Daranas*; *Pages From Mauricio’s Diary** **by *Manuel Pérez Paredes; *Van Van Fever* by Ian Padron, and *Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up* by Saul Landau will be presented February 24—March 31, Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm with one showing only. Cuban Movie Festival director, Greg Klave, added that “Cuban cinema has played an extraordinary role in Cuba’s Revolution. Its cinema industry unleashed new generations of creative energy, as they turned the cameras on the process they were living, and told the Cuban people, and anyone else who was interested, who they are and what they are doing. Cuba continues to produce films that deserve to be known more widely and we hope the Cuban Film Festival will contribute to that end.” The festival will present general audience discussions after each showing facilitated by August Nimtz, Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota , Gary Prevost, Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict, Rene Thompson, dance instructor and director of Rene Dance Studio, Gloria “Nina” Rivera, music instructor and singer with the band Salsa del Soul, and Raudemar Hernandez Abreu, priest of Ifa and director of the Minnesota Yoruba Association*.* A closing reception will feature live Cuban music, dancers and hors d’ourves and take place at Vic’s Restaurant and Nightclub on St. Anthony’s Main Street from 9-12 PM on March 31st after the 7:30 PM showing of the film, *Van Van Fever*, a film about Cuba’s most famous and beloved Salsa band, Los Van Van. The Festival’s sponsors are the Resource Center of the Americas, Victor’s 1959 Café, Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, Santorini’s Nightclub & Restaurant, El Meson/Café Ena, Mediterranean Cruise Café, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, KFAI-90.3/106.6 FM, Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul, De Leon & Nestor Attorneys at Law and Common Good Books of St. Paul. Tickets will be $7.00 for each show and $20.00 for a 4 film pass, $30.00 for a 6 film pass and can be bought at the door on the night of the movie. Free parking can be found in the ramp behind the St. Anthony Main Theater on 2ndAve. NE and 2nd St. NE. Other information about the films and Cuban cinema can be found on the Cuban Movie Festival website, *www.minnesotacubacommittee.org* . Contact: Greg Klave, *gregklave [at] msn.com*, 763-228-2899 <+17632282899>.
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