[act-ma] 12/03 "Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas" part of the Cuban Film Series at MIT

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MIT Cuban Film Series

On selected Mondays until December 10th a different 
Cuban film will be screened. All screenings are free and open to the public.

December 3, 2007
Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (1991)
(This film is not sub-titled.  It in Spanish only.)

Review Summary

Alice doesn't fall through the looking-glass in this
unusual social comedy, but she might as well have. She is a bureaucrat
who has come to the small town of Maravillas (Wonders) on a routine
cultural mission. She discovers that the name is no mistake when she
opens her bathroom mirror to find a man shaving on the other side of
it. Then, in the middle of the night, she experiences an unheard-of
swarm of cockroaches. The next day, the streets are as much populated
by circus animals as by people. Eventually, she finds out that much of
the population of this town is composed of recently fired bureaucrats
who have arrived in this strange place but can't find a way back from
it. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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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The last movie in the series;

December 10, 2007
Suite Habana/ (2003)

It might take two viewings to grasp fully what Fernando Pérez is doing
in "Suite Habana," an elusive but intermittently beautiful tone poem on
film. There is virtually no dialogue. There are no story lines that
build to a climax, no documentary-style voice-overs. There are just
snippets from a day in Havana, so disjointed and seemingly random that
it takes a while to realize that Mr. Pérez is focusing on 10 specific
individuals, tracking them through 24 hours in their painfully ordinary
lives. — Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

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