[act-ma] 10/10 to 17 Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura tours the Boston Area

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Oct 8 07:34:58 PDT 2017


Padura’s wide popularity is rooted in the series of noir detective 
novels he’s written, the first four of which have been made into films. 
The “Four Seasons in Havana” quartet is available on Netflix; it is 
being made into an English language series for cable starring Antonio 
Banderas.  Padura’s writing in general is deeply involved with Cuban 
history and politics.

The festival will be screening two Padura films in Spanish with English 
subtitles after which there will be Q&A with the author: “Vientos de La 
Habana/Winds of Havana,” an expanded version of the first in the Netflix 
series that is an introduction to the world of Mario Conde featuring the 
whole crew from the old neighborhood and his high school days as well as 
police colleagues and Havana itself. In “Regreso a Itaca/Return to 
Ithaca,” Leonardo wrote the screenplay about a generation gathering for 
a rooftop dinner in Havana and to make sense of the past and present. 
The festival showing will be the first time the film has been screened 
with English subtitles in this country.


  * Tu, Oct 10: 6:30-8:30, Reading/book signing at Brookline Coolidge
    Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St., at the Coolidge Corner Green Line
    (C train) stop; the Brookline Booksmith will be bringing books.
    Facebook Event
    <https://www.facebook.com/events/926696674160261/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22[]%22%7D]%2C%22ref%22%3A1%2C%22source%22%3A2%7D>
  * Wed, Oct 11: 7:00-9:00, U.S. premiere with English subtitles,
    “Regreso a Itaca/Return to Ithaca,” Q&A, Boston University School of
    Theology, 745 Commonwealth, at the BU Central stop on the Green Line
    B train.
  * Ths, Oct 12: noon-2:00 Northeastern University, 909 Renaissance
    Park, 1135 Tremont, at/just south of the Ruggles St. station on the
    Orange Line and the parking garage on Columbus Ave., #63 on the
    campus map <http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html>.
  * Fri, Oct 13: 2:00-4:00, “A conversation about Culture and Politics
    with Leonardo Padura (in Spanish)” Tufts University, Cabot Center,
    7th floor, 170 Packard Ave. with parking and public access on campus
    map <http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/medford/>..
  * Fri, Oct 13: 7:00-9:30, “Vientos de La Habana/Winds of Havana,” Q&A,
    Northeastern University, 010 Behrakis Health Sciences Center (BK),
    30 Leon St., near the MFA Green Line stop (D train) on Huntington
    Ave., #26 on the campus map
    <http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html>.
  * Tu Oct 17: 2:00-4:30, “A Conversation with Celebrated Author
    Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library,
    Richards-Roosevelt Room, 1st Floor, 771 Commonwealth Ave, at the BU
    Central stop on the Green Line B train.
  * Tu Oct 17: 7:00-8:30 – July26.org/Leonardo Padura joint program with
    the Witness for Peace-sponsored tour with Cuban poet and popular
    educator Marcel Lueiro Reyes, Northeastern University, 305 Shillman
    Hall, 115 Forsythe St., half a block from the Northeastern U Green
    Line stop (D train) on Huntington Ave., turn left, #30 on the campus
    map <http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html>.

Padura’s wide popularity is rooted in the series of noir detective 
novels he’s written, the first four of which have been made into films. 
The “Four Seasons in Havana” quartet is available on Netflix; it is 
being made into an English language series for cable starring Antonio 
Banderas. Padura’s writing in general is deeply involved with Cuban 
history and politics.

The festival will be screening two Padura films in Spanish with English 
subtitles after which there will be Q&A with the author: “Vientos de La 
Habana/Winds of Havana,” an expanded version of the first in the Netflix 
series that is an introduction to the world of Mario Conde featuring the 
whole crew from the old neighborhood and his high school days as well as 
police colleagues and Havana itself. In “Regreso a Itaca/Return to 
Ithaca,” Leonardo wrote the screenplay about a generation gathering for 
a rooftop dinner in Havana and to make sense of the past and present. 
The festival showing will be the first time the film has been screened 
with English subtitles in this country.


https://july26.org/october-2017-leonardo-padura-festival/


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