Monday February 19, 2018

Film & Video

NYC Preview: Afro-Cuba Culture on the Upper West Side

Starting this Sunday, May 1 and running through next Sunday, May 8, The Source Project explores the African presence in Cuban culture. Kicking off with a free street party this weekend, the program includes concerts, dancing, films, and a talk on Cuba’s marine biology. Here’s a quick round-up of the schedule, capped by a concert next weekend by the Pedrito Martinez Group with Issac Delgado.

Documentary Insights at the Havana Film Festival New York

Midway through the 2016 Havana Film Festival New York, film writer and documentary specialist Nadine Covert reflects on the Cuba-themed documentaries on the festival schedule.

Preview: 2016 Havana Film Festival New York

Close to 20 Cuban productions and co-productions anchor an ambitious schedule of features, documentaries, and short subjects from Latin America and the Caribbean. Entries from the island range from film noir to children’s animation, plus tributes to Isabel Santos, Enrique Molina, and Titón—and a sneak preview of Viva.

Greetings from Nuevitas: Small-Town Video Goes Big

Far from Havana, a thriving, grass-roots audiovisual scene has developed in the small, isolated town of Nuevitas—including a much-awaited screening festival each summer. Pedro Navarro, one of the movement’s organizers, spoke via email with writer Yainet Rodríguez Rodríguez.

VIDEO - Catching Up with This Year’s Lucas Awards

As the world gets ready to welcome the new year, we salute the Cuban music and video industries with a selection of less well-known Lucas-winning clips.
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