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Cuba Premieres: An Evening of Short Films

Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Event organized by Alabama Contemporary Art Center

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FREE event – no registration required.
Location: Alabama Contemporary's Terrace Room

This film series is for a mature audience only. Due to graphic imagery, ages 16 years and older are permitted for this screening.

Join Alabama Contemporary for the final screening of our Cuba Premieres film series! Curated by local filmmaker, Gideon Kennedy, this collection of short films from “The Golden Age of Cuban Cinema” will kick off with Octavio Cortazar’s Por Primera Vez (For the First Time), followed by five short films by experimental Cuban filmmaker, Santiago Alvarez, whose “nervous montage” style is considered the precursor to the modern video clip.

In 1960s Cuba, the Cuban Revolution was the first to be televised live to the public. During this time, cinema flourished as an innovative tool that would provide new means for representation of the Cuban society and culture, under the support of the new government. In The Golden Age of Cuban Cinema (also known as Década de Oro), filmmakers were given the freedom to experiment with historical narrative and reconsider the Revolution within national and global contexts.

For more details about this film series and other great events we have coming up in the future, visit www.alabamacontemporary.org/events/.

Generous funding for Cuba Premieres is provided by Wind Creek Hospitality, The City of Mobile, Mobile County Commission, Alabama State Council on the Arts, The Hearin-Chandler Foundation, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, The Crampton Trust, The Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust, Visit Mobile, The Support The Arts License Tag, and The Community Foundation of South Alabama.