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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:21pm
Willard Straight Theatre
Called "one of the most amazing films ever made," I Am Cuba, a three-year-labor of love from an international filmmaking team, is a celebration, a cinematic paean to the Cuban revolution conceived of and filmed directly after the Cuban missile crisis. Re-released in 1995 with the support of Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, the film is a unique, wildly schizophrenic celebration of Cuban communist kitsch, mixing Slavic sensibility with Latin sensuality. The plot, or rather plots, feverishly explore the seductively decadent (and marvelously photogenic) world of Batista's Cuba-deliriously juxtaposing images of rich Americans and bikini-clad beauties sipping cocktails with scenes of ramshackle slums filled with hungry children and angry old people. I Am Cuba succeeds in exploring the innermost feelings of the characters and their often desperate situations. New 4K restoration!website: milestonefilms.com/products/i-am-cuba-the-deluxe-edition