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King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU 53 Washington Square South
HOMAGE TO ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y TELEVISION (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Founded by Gabriel García Márquez, Fernando Birri and Julio García Espinosa, the most influential film school in Latin American celebrates its 20 th anniversary.

Sun. April 23 Screening 4:00 pm
A presentation by Fernando Birri of four award-winning short films by recent EICTV students and graduates (90 min)
Al otro lado del mar dir. Patricia Ortega (Venezuela) 2005, 35mm (12 min)
Ernesto, mi amigo dir. Jakov Dakovic (Yugoslavia) 1998 (15 min) documentary
Gente que llora dir. Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorrilla ( Spain ) 2001, 35mm (16 min)
Kung Fu d ir. Onaje Lataillade (U.S.) 2003 (15 min) documentary

Tues. April 25 Panel 5:00 pm
A conversation with award-winning filmmaker Fernando Birri, first director of EICTV; Marketta Kimbrell, professor of film and television at NYU; Walter Bernstein, award-winning screenwriter and former EICTV instructor, Carlos Peralta and Sandra Billich, former EICTV students, and others. Moderated by Sandy Lieberson, Chairman of Film London .

Tues. April 25 Special Screening 6:00 pm ZA 2005, THE OLD AND THE NEW US Premiere
Fernando Birri, Argentina/Cuba, 2005, (70 min)
A tribute to legendary vanguard, Cesare Zavattini, poet and screenwriter of the Italian neorrealist cinema, Za 2005 includes sequences from some of the best EICTV student theses films of the past two decades.

TRIBUTE TO TOMAS GUTIERREZ ALEA
Mon. April 24 Panel 6:00 pm
On the 10 th anniversary of his death, Mirta Ibarra, Alea wife and actress, Edmundo Desnoes, writer, Sandra Levinson, founder and executive director, Center for Cuban Studies and Alea friend discuss the life of one of the most influential filmmakers in the world, known for being a master at infusing historical and contemporary stories with politically pointed commentary and a satirical twist. Moderated by Jerry Carlson, professor of film studies at City College of NY and a producer at CUNY TV. Reception follows.

Ida K Lang Theater, Hunter College North Bldg. 4 th Floor, 68 th St. & Lexington Ave.
Mon. April 24 Screening 2:00 pm VIVA CUBA (see synopsis)

Tues. April 25 Presentation and screening 4:00 pm
ALTERNATIVE VISIONS
Curated by Anne Marie Stock, Ph.D, Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary
Whether animation, fiction or experimental, these independent films share common features: all are low or no-budget and all have been made by young artists, many of whom are under 30
U.S. premieres of six films from Cuba :
Horizontes (Horizons) dir.Yemelí Cruz Rivera & Adanoe Lima Cruz, 2004 (3 min)
El frijol viajero (The Traveling Bean) dir. Rayner Valdés, 2004 (3 min)
Sueño (Dream) dir. Nelson Serrano, 2004 (30 seconds)
No te acuestes (Don't Lie Down) Gio vanni Federico, 2005, (16 min)
Freddy o el Sueño de Noel (Freddy, or the Dream of Noel) dir. Waldo Ramírez, 2003 (8 min)
Existen dir. Esteban Insausti, 2005 (27 min)

Presentation and screening 5:30 pm
COMPETITION WINNERS
Learning Leaders High School Filmmakers Showcase
Sponsored by HITN TV and Learning Leaders
Media students at Jonathan Levin High School of Media and Communication ( Bronx )
present their 1-minute public service announcements about Learning Leaders programs in public schools.
RECEPTION 6:30 pm
Screening 7:15 pm
CAYO (see synopsis)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82 nd St .
Sat. April 22 ( Reservations suggested. Please call 212-650 2833 )
GALLERY TALKS / CHARLAS 11:30 am
Mitos en el arte/Myth in Art (charla seguida por la películas)
Centro Educativo Uris/ Uris Center for Education
El Primer Contacto con el Arte is made possible in part by The Goodman Memorial Foundation, The Altman Foundation, The Samuel and Rae Eckman Charitable Foundation, Inc., Thanksgiving Foundation and The Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust.

CINE INFANTIL LATINOAMERICANO/LATIN AMERICAN FILMS FOR CHILDREN
Screening 1:15 pm
Navidad caribeña / Caribbean Christmas (24 min)
Tachuela, Varilla y Lechuga (4 min)
La hormiguita-mata / The Small Ant Plant (1 min)
Auditorio Grace Rainey Rogers/The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Wollman Hall, The New School 66 W. 12 St. between 5 th & 6 th Ave.
Wed. April 26 Panel 6:30 pm
MEET THE FILMMAKERS
A conversation with Mirtha Ibarra, Emilio Maille, Pedro Muniz, Vera Fogwill, Jorge Sanchez, Kristina Konrad, Sandra Bicilich, Eduardo Schuldt about their experience, the influence from and the resistance to the Hollywood model of filmmaking and other critical issues about cultural diversity, national identity, gender, religion and politics. Moderated by Margarita De la Vega, executive director of International Flaherty Film Seminars.