|News advisory, MN Cuban Film Festival to run March 1 - April 5||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MN Cuba (mncubagmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:09:47 -0800 (PST)|
*CUBAN FILM FESTIVALMINNEAPOLIS 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Best of Contemporary Cuban Cinema March 1-April 5February 15, 2018* MINNEAPOLIS―Winners from the Latin American Film Festival in Havana will highlight Minneapolis’ Ninth Annual Cuban Film Festival. Presenting this intriguing collection of six contemporary Cuban films are the Minnesota Cuba Committee in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis/St Paul and the ongoing assistance of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC). Against the backdrop of the current Administration’s threats to recently improved US-Cuban relations and loosened travel restrictions for US citizens, the Cuban Film Festival gives audiences an especially timely opportunity to view a cross-section of Cuban films. Screenings will take place at Minneapolis’ St. Anthony Main Theatre complex on historic SE Main St. on the Mississippi riverfront. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Scheduled films are *La Cosa Humana* by Gerardo Chijona (March 1); *Vuelos Prohibidos* by Rigoberto Lopez (March 8); *Esteban* by Jonal Cosculluela (March 15); *El Techo* by Patricia Ramos (March 22); *Cuba and the Cameraman* by Jon Alpert (March 29); and *Mi Dicen Cuba* by Pablo Massip and *Buscando a Chano Pozo* by Rebeca Chavez (April 5). Screenings will begin at 7:00 p.m. with one showing only. Guests from Cuba and local scholars in Cuban and Latin-American Studies will attend general audience discussions after each showing. Tickets cost $8.00 general admission for each show; $6.00 for students, seniors and Film Society members and can be bought before showtime. Parking can be found in the ramp behind the St. Anthony Main Theatre on 2nd Ave. NE and 2nd St. NE. The Festival’s underwriters, sponsors and supporters include: Victor’s 1959 Café, Acentos, Inc., Swor & Gatto Law Firm, Print and Buy, KBEM JAZZFM, The Ordway, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies for Global Change, May Day Café, Blue Moon Productions, Witness for Peace-Midwest, McFarlane Media/Insight News, La Prensa de Minnesota, Dakota Jazz Club, Revista Integra, and many more. Other information about the films and Cuban cinema can be found on the Cuban Film Festival website: www.minnesotacubacommittee.org. Contacts: Greg Klave, gregklave [at] msn.com, 763-228-2899; Franklin Curbelo, (612-824-6109), acentos [at] qwestoffice.net
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