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CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: ENTROPÍA

Friday, April 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

An exclusive New York City screening of Eliécer Jiménez Almeida‘s critically acclaimed documentary, Entropía, awarded Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the XI Audiovisual Festival ”Por Primera Vez” in Holguín, Cuba in 2013. Composed from a myriad of film and news sources, the film is, at first glance, a conceptually dissonant collage of images and voices, yet these gradually converge into a coherent artistic commentary. […]

CUBAN RAP: SIN CENSURA

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

                    The New York City debut of Julito León, of the duo El Primario y Julito, one of the youngest and most dynamic exponents of Cuba’s underground hip hop movement, whose performances have been systematically censored by the government for their incisive lyrics, full of social and […]

CUBA EN CLAVE: Dance Journeys of the Son and the Rumba

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7 pm

Since their birth in mid-nineteenth century Cuba to the present, the son and the rumba have been at the center of polemical debates, kindled by ideology and aesthetics. These dances have traveled the world and captivated artists of all nationalities, inspired by their sensuality, distinctiveness and elegance. In this unique presentation, Cuban dancer and scholar […]

THREE CENTURIES OF CUBAN VISTAS, ETCHINGS, AND DRAWINGS: 1729-2009

Saturday, April 26, 2014, @ 10 am

A unique one-hour presentation of Cuban vistas, etchings and drawings, spanning three centuries. Selected from the private collection of the New York Public Library, the talk and exhibit will include original works by Wifredo Lam, Daniel Serra-Badué, Ana Mendieta, Domingo de la Cueva, Flora Fong, Jorge Pardo, Emilio Sánchez, and others, as well as several joint projects with Cuban […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: GODDESS OF TIME

Friday, May 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Goddess of Time, the latest indie by Gabe Rodríguez, is a bleak, meditative examination of the brutality of war and our treatment of veterans. The plot is unveiled through an original fantasy story combining heroism and the supernatural: Orysia Rozhenko (Dina Cataldi) is a tough New York cop, Ukrainian-born and Brooklyn-raised. Yet she is also disillusioned […]

ANIMA VAGULA: Parábolas del amor y del poder

Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of Anima vagula (Editorial Verbum), by Lourdes Gil, considered one of the best Cuban poets of her generation.The presentation will include projected images by the outstanding Iranian artist Iman Maleki, as well as visual depictions of several historical and literary figures pertinent to the book. Praised for the breadth of […]

LA ÚLTIMA CASA DE JOSÉ MARTÍ

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 1 pm

A visit to the last house where José Martí lived in Manhattan—the home of Dr. Ramón Miranda and family—where he spent one last snow-bound night before leaving hurriedly the following day, the morning of January 31, 1895, for his fateful voyage to join the armed struggle for Cuba’s independence.     Although Martí’s last residence in […]

HOJEAR ORÍGENES: SOLEDAD Y CONEXIONES DE UNA REVISTA CULTURAL

Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

A celebration of the 70th anniversary of the first publication of Orígenes, Cuba’s most important literary journal of the twentieth century. Founded in the spring of 1944, Orígenes gathered the most distinguished Cuban poets, artists, critics and intellectuals of the time, who published not only their own work, but also the first translations of contemporary […]

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