[act-ma] 10/17 Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura along with a Cuban poet and educator at Northeastern

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Oct 12 15:03:54 PDT 2017


Tuesday night Oct. 17th is the last big event of the tour.   (See other 
events below.)

Oct 17: 7:00-8:30 – July26th Coalition/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.


  * 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.

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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