HAVANA ON FILM DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE
Cuban cinema has a history of making the city of Havana the star of the show. In this retrospective, organized by curator of the Cuban Film Archives (Cinemateca de Cuba) Luciano Castillo, Havana and its architecture play a central role in films spanning from the 1960s to today. Some of the older films, which have been subtitled and digitized for this momentous event, will screen in the U.S. for the first time.
EL SITIO EN QUE TAN BIEN SE ESTA
Marisol Trujillo | 1978 | 20 min
To commemorate the 460th anniversary of the founding of Havana, the poet Eliseo Diego, the painter René Portocarrero, and the historian Eusebio Leal speak of the city, charmed by its lights, shadows, and cultural values.
LA HABANA DE ALEJO CARPENTIER
Bernabé Hernández | 1989 | 13 min
The Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier offers a vision of Havana and the places that inspired him to write his novels referring to the city of his childhood and describing its architectural aspects.
RETRATO DE LA HABANA
Humberto Solás | 1998 | 13 min
A look at Havana through the poetic eye of a filmmaker, forever enchanted by this city in which he was born.