Wednesday December 13, 2017

Film & Video

Haydée Milanés: "My father is certainly the greatest influence over my career."

Fresh from winning multiple Lucas Awards for her video clip Canción fácil, Haydée Milanés talks with Cuban Art News about upcoming projects, singing with her father, and what makes an ideal performance space.

In Conversation: Carlos Machado

Today, the 37th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema opens in Havana with La Obra del Siglo, the acclaimed, award-winning film by Carlos Machado. Cuban critic and film historian Dean Luis Reyes speaks with the director about Nuclear City, La Obra del Siglo, and the challenges of international film production on the island.

VIDEO - Film Update: Carmen Herrera, MoMA, and a Cuban Oscar entry…from Ireland

Havana Formell to premiere in France, the Carmen Herrera film screens in New York, and the Carlos Varela film The Poet of Havana is coming to HBO. MoMA screens UNESCO-recognized Cuban newsreels, and Ireland sends a Havana coming-of-age story to the Oscars.

Preview: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Today, the exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta opens at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Exhibition co-curator Howard Oransky walks us through a preview of the show.

Remembering Alina

Celebrated Cuban actress Alina Rodríguez died on July 27, at age 63, of pancreatic cancer. One of the most distinguished stars of Cuban stage and screen, she was beloved for her versatile talent and her nobility of spirit. Her final role as the stern but loving teacher, Carmela, in the movie Conducta (Ernesto Daranas, 2014), earned her international renown and multiple awards.
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