Media Arts Program
 


Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Burchfield Penney Arts Center

CUBAN FILM SERIES: DEATH OF A BUREAUCRAT

Presented at:
Market Arcade Film and Art Center

 

(Image from Tomas Gutierrez Alea's
Memories of Underdevelopment)
February 2 – March 16, 2005

CUBAN FILM SERIES
Wednesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre
639 Main Street, Buffalo

Presented by Hallwalls and the Burchfield Penney Arts Center in conjunction with the Burchfield Penney’s ’s exhibition Art on the Hyphen: Cuban-American Artists of Western New York State, January 15 – April 3, 2005

$8 General; $6 Burchfield-Penney and Hallwalls Members (with valid membership card); $5.50 students/seniors.
Program schedule subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.
DEATH OF A BUREAUCRAT (1966, 87 mins.)
Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea
Alea’s first major film is an entertaining, blackly hilarious attack on galloping bureaucracy, audaciously mixing slapstick farce, paranoid nightmare, and plenty of allusions to classic film comedy. The story tells of a young man’s attempts to disinter and rebury his uncle – a move that lands him at odds with official regulations.

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