Saturday June 24, 2017

Film & Video

New Cuban Films: A Cinema Showcase Goes to College

This spring, New York University hosted a panel of young filmmakers from Cuba, who brought a range of fresh perspectives on life on the island. Havana journalist Lidia Hernández Tapia recaps the presentation and highlights notable films.

“Moving Things”: Cuban Video Art in the US Southwest

With 65 works screened in four thematic programs, plus lectures, discussions, and a video installation, “Moving Things: Videocreation in Cuba” presented a panorama of Cuban video art to audiences at two international festivals in the US Southwest. Lidia Hernández Tapia catches up with the project’s curators.

Emerging Artists on Video

This spring, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation launched CIFO ArtChannel, a YouTube channel focusing on emerging artists and experimental art forms. Here, the first two videos on Cuban artists, with a brief written intro by CIFO director Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.

The Cine Cubano of Papacito Bach

Cinema may be an art, but it’s also big business. Jesús Hernández, the ISA-educated producer and promoter behind New York’s Bach Media, talks about the nuts and bolts of Cuban film production with Lidia Hernández Tapia—from Hollywood’s Fate of the Furious to the infrastructure needed for filmmaking on the island to thrive.

Cuban Cinema Comes to the U.S. South

Which films were sold-out hits? Which ones didn’t quite work? At this year’s RiverRun International Film Festival, Elvia Rosa Castro was on hand to watch the audiences watching “Cuba on Screen.”
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