[act-ma] 4/23 and 30 Soy Cuba (the film)

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Tue Apr 22 07:31:27 PDT 2008

The July 26th Coalition would like to call your attention to this.

The Department of Romance Studies at Boston University is pleased to
announce the screening of“Soy Cuba” ("I am Cuba"), a Cuban-Soviet film
produced in 1964 by director Mikhail Kalatozov. The film was almost
completely forgotten until it was re-discovered in the United States 30
years later by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, who were amazed
by its aesthetic quality. It consists of four distinct stories centering
on Batista’s Cuba and the suffering of its people.
The following week there will be a screening of the recent documentary
about the making of "Soy Cuba, called "Soy Cuba: el mamut siberiano" (“I
Am Cuba: the Siberian Mammoth”). Directed by Brazilian film-maker
Vicente Ferraz, the documentary looks at the making of "Soy Cuba,"
explains some of its complex technical feats and includes interviews
with many of the people who worked on it. We will have the pleasure of
having the Russian poet, playwright and translator Pavel Grushko (1931)
with us to talk (in Spanish) about his personal experience in Cuba
during the production of the movie (including his role as translator for
Kalatazov). Grushko's poetry has been published in various Latin
American countries and as a translator he has worked with a wide range
of important poets from the Spanish-speaking world.

Screening of “Soy Cuba”
When? April 23rd, 2008
Where? Psychology Building (PSY) at 64 Cummington St. Room: B39 (basement)
Time? 5:30 pm
(Public transportation: take the "B" Green Line on the "T" and get off
at "BU Central")

Screening of “Soy Cuba: el mamut siberiano” followed by the conversation
with Pavel Grushko
When? April 30th, 2008
Where? Psychology Building (PSY) at 64 Cummington St., Room: B39 (basement)
Time? 6:00 pm

(Public transportation: take the "B" Green Line on the "T" and get off
at "BU Central")

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