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Special Event  |  2017 RIVERRUN GLOBAL FILM SERIES: CUBA

Friday, October 13, 2017

The second annual riverrun Global Film Series will be held this October 12-14, 2017, and will focus on Cuban film and culture. Our keynote speaker will be Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies as well as Film and Media Studies at the College of William & Mary.

*Free admission made possible this year by riverrun and the Burchfield Penney Art Center"

Cuban-inspired cuisine will be available at the Burchfield Café

Series Curator: Tanya Shilina-Conte, UB English; Assistant Directors: Jocelyn E. Marshall, Ajitpaul Mangat and Jake Sanders 

Program:

Friday, October 13. 
October M&T Bank Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

4pm - 5:40 pm— Documentary: By Women/About Women. Treasure Island (1969), Sara Gómez; Tania Libre (2017), Lynn Hershman-Leeson (Narrated by Tilda Swinton). Introduced by: Prof. Dalia Antonia Muller.

5:30pm - 7 pm— Cuban Music: Wendell Rivera, Buena Vista Social Club.

Cuba and Immigration: Waters off of Caibarien (2004); An Unkept Promise (2005), film installations. Artist: Alberto Rey, painter and filmmaker

7pm – 7:45 pm—Cuban Poetry Reading with Jorge Guitart (Cuban-born poet & Prof. of Spanish, UB) and Olga Karman (Cuban-born poet & educator)

8pm – 10:15 pm— Cuban-Soviet Productions. I am Cuba (1964), Mikhail Kalatozov. In memory of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1933-2017. Introduced by: Prof. Bruce Jackson.


Saturday, October 14.

2pm - 4 pm— Environment: Nuclear Narratives. The Project of the Century (2015), Carlos Quintela. Introduced by: Prof. Alberto Rey.

4:30pm - 6:30 pm— Cuba and the AIDS Crisis. The Companion (2016), Pavel Giroud. Introduced by: Christopher Schobert.

7pm -9:15pm— Old Cuba/ New Cuba Shorts. In memory of J. G. Espinosa, 1926-2016. Introduced by: Prof. Richard Reitsma.

Part I- Old Cuba: El Megano (1955, Julio Garcia Espinosa), Chiaroscuro: The Making of ‘El Megano’ (2011, Stephen Hart (clip), For the First Time (1967, Octavio Cortázar), Coffea Arábiga (1968, Nicolás Guillén Landrián), Now! (1965, Santiago Álvarez).

Part II- New Cuba: Close (2016, animation by Ernesto Rodríguez Piña), House for Sale (2016, Emanuel Giraldo),Connection (2017, Zoe Garcia), Great (2017, Sheyla Pool)


ABOUT THE SERIES: The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world. The series is designed to present a capsulized glimpse into a chosen cinematic tradition.