[act-ma] 11/05 The Last Supper/ La última cena at Cuban Film Screenings at MIT]

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MIT Cuban Film Series

On selected Monday from October 1st through December 10th a different 
Cuban film will be screened. All screenings are free and open to the public.

November 5, 2007
The Last Supper/La última cena (1976)




    *Attempting to fulfill a religious obligation, the Count of a sugar
    mill in Cuba at the end of the eighteenth century decides to
    recreate the Last Supper, playing Jesus Christ himself and randomly
    selecting twelve slaves as his disciples.  Tensions break out
    between Don Manuel, a cruel, hardened overseer who believes that
    slaves have nothing to do with God and that letting slaves eat at
    the master's table is a ridiculous and dangerous practice, and the
    priest of the mill who believes Christians have a duty to educate
    and convert the slaves.  Among the twelve slaves picked is
    Sebastian, a stubborn and determined slave who has had his ear cut
    off and fed to dogs after his most recent escape attempt.  The Count
    makes sure Sebastian is seated at the table and gives him the role
    of Judas for his inability to embrace life at the mill as Judas
    failed to embrace Christ.  The master and slaves get drunk, and the
    master makes several promises during the dinner that he either
    forgets or refuses to keep, among them the promise that the slaves
    will not have to work Good Friday.  The slaves are forced to work,
    however, causing a revolt that will lead to the beheading of all the
    slaves at the dinner except Sebastian, who may have strange powers
    no one thought possible.  _The Last Supper_ is a chilling look at
    the western view of slavery through the centuries, showing a world
    in which whites and blacks do not understand the consequences of
    their actions.*

    *Copyright (c) 2000 by Sean Patrick Magee, Graduate student at
    Lehigh University.*

    *This text may be used and shared in accordance with the fair-use
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    redistributed in electronic form, provided that the author is
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MIT Building 54-100
The Tall building with the weather dome on top and a big hole in the 
ground floor. It's near Ames St. and closer to Kendal Square than Mass. Ave.

*Time*: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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Rest of the series
*Date* *Title*

November 19, 2007
/Hasta cierto punto/ (1983)

November 26, 2007
/Plaff, o demasiado miedo a la vida/ (1988)

December 3, 2007
/Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas/ (1991)

December 10, 2007
/Suite Habana/ (2003)

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