July 24, 2012You can go home again, as four well-traveled singer-composers—Raúl Paz, Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa, and David Torrens—deftly demonstrate in the film Havana, Havana!. The documentary by David Grubin has its U.S. TV premiere this Friday, July 27, on the PBS television network.
April 17, 2012Feature films usually grab the spotlight at festivals. But this year’s Havana Film Festival New York is showcasing an exceptionally rich selection of documentary films about Cuban life and culture, all made within the past two years. Documentary film expert Nadine Covert surveys the top picks, including films screening today, tonight, and tomorrow.
March 27, 2012The Blanton Museum explores the emergence of contemporary Cuban art, Humberto Castro’s dreamlike imagery surfaces in Paris, Manuel Mendive’s garabatos grace a gallery in Tenerife, a U.S./Cuba/U.K. coproduction premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, and a Bienal exhibition gets a website of its own.