As part of the Bildner Center's Cuban Film Series focusing on the Special Period, this event features the screening of Fernando Pérez's Suite Habana (2003), followed by a panel discussion. This event is curated by Professor Jerry Carlson of The City College of New York and Graduate Center.
Fernando Perez, the film's director, paints a non-verbal picture of the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in the city of Havana. The only information the director presents of them in a brief subtitle is their name, age, and at the end of the movie their stated dreams. They vary in age and occupation, ranging from an old woman selling peanuts on the streets to a mentally challenged boy taken care of by his family and school. Eclectic glimpses into the everyday moments form one cohesive representation of the different types of lives found within the city limits of Havana.
New York: Sept. 12. Free, but must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org