Media Arts Program
 


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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

CUBAN FILM SERIES: GUANTANAMERA

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 23 at 7:30 p.m.
GUANTANAMERA (1997, 104 mins.)
Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio
Alea’s final film is a graceful, comic-romantic road movie about a group of friends accompanying the body of a famous diva on a journey across Cuba to her final resting place in Havana. Deceptively fluid and easygoing, GUANTANAMERA is also a remarkably bold overview of contemporary Cuba: a last testament from Cuba’s greatest filmmaker.

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