[act-ma] 11/19 "Up to a Certain Point" part of the Cuban Film Series 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 19, 2007
Up to a Certain Point  / Hasta cierto punto (1983)

In this movie about a filmmaker named Oscar (Oscar Alvarez <http://movies.nytimes.com/person/130462/Oscar-Alvarez>), the internationally recognized Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez-Alea <http://movies.nytimes.com/person/79280/Tom-s-Guti-rrez-Alea>
(1928-1996) tackled the problems men have in conceding authority and autonomy to women in Cuba. Oscar is researching a documentary on male
attitudes and while interviewing several subjects, he learns that a husband feels he must have a higher salary than his wife, and while the
bee may flit from flower to flower, the flower cannot go from bee to bee. As the extent and shape of male chauvinism begins to emerge in his
research, the married Oscar falls in love with an independent-minded woman who is working on the documentary with him. At this point, male
biases are brought home to his doorstep -- will he be honest and leave his wife for the woman he now loves? If not, can he really do a
documentary on machismo if his vision is hampered by his own biases? ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

Synopsis from http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/118405/Hasta-Cierto-Punto/overview

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

MAP http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=54&Buildings=go

The rest of the schedule is as follows:


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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