Maestra, a 2011 documentary by Catherine Murphy, will be shown at the IU Cinema on October 8th, at 7pm. From the IU Cinema homepage: In 1960, Cuba made an open call for volunteer teachers for the Cuban Literacy Campaign. Over 250,000 people volunteered, including thousands of very young women who achieved a degree of independence … Continue reading ‘Maestra’ at the IU Cinema
Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the BFC/A is honoring Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez. Gomez made numerous short documentaries and newsreels for ICAIC, the Cuban national film institute, but is primarily known for her feature film De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another). Here … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month at the BFC/A: Focus on Sara Gómez
¿Quién diablos es Juliette?, directed by Carlos Marcovich will be screened Tuesday, August 24th at 7pm at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium. Director Carlos Marcovich met Mexican model Fabiola Quiroz during the shooting of a music video in Cuba where he selected Yuliet Ortega to play her younger sister. Both Quiroz and Ortega have … Continue reading Who the hell is Juliette? / ¿Quién diablos es Juliette?