Events Share Tweet

Screening  |  Old Cuba/ New Cuba Short

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7–9:15 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Old Cuba/ New Cuba Shorts. In memory of Julio Garcia Espinosa (1926-2016).

Part I: Old Cuba.El Megano (1955), Julio Garcia Espinosa, Courtesy of Dolores Calviño (Espinosa), Cinemateca de Cuba; Chiaroscuro: The Making of El Megano’ (2011), Stephen Hart (clip); For the First Time (Por Primera Vez, 1967, 10min.), Octavio Cortázar; Coffea Arábiga (1968, 18min.), Nicolás Guillén Landrián; Now! (1965, 6min.), Santiago Álvarez.

Part II: New Cuba. Close (2016), animation by Ernesto Rodríguez Piña; House for Sale (Casa en Venta, 2016), Emanuel Giraldo; Connection (Conectifai, 2017), Zoe Garcia; Great (Muy Bien, 2017), Sheyla Pool. Introduced by: Richard Reitsma, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages Literatures and Cultures, Canisius College 

part of Cuban Cinema and Culture, Series Curator: Tanya Shilina-Conte, UB English Dept.

ABOUT the riverrun Global Film 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 produced by riverrun, with support from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the UB Department of English, the Juxtapositions Lecture Series, and James Agee Chair in American Culture, SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson. For more information, contact Tanya Shilina-Conte, and Jocelyn E. Marshall Further information about the riverrun Global Film Series at:

This is a free event.