Media Arts Program
 


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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

CUBAN FILM SERIES: THE LAST SUPPER

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 16 at 7:30 p.m.
THE LAST SUPPER (1977, 110 mins.)
Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea
A dazzling moral tale of a pious 18th-century slaveholder who decides to instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting twelve of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper. The film’s centerpiece is a sardonic tour de force that combines the blasphemous ironies of Bunuel with an ominous undercurrent of imminent political reckoning.

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