Cuban Film Festival Kicks Off A Great Month For Movie Mavens

A month full of foreign films kicks off tonight with the Cuban Movie Festival, followed next week by Mizna’s Arab Film Festival and the Walker Art Center’s Women of Vision festival.

With the theme, “The US government says we can’t travel to Cuba, So let’s go to the Cuban movies!” The Cuban Movie Festival gives audiences an unprecedented opportunity to view a cross-section of Cuban films. Screenings will take place at the St. Anthony Main Theatre on the riverfront in Minneapolis. The films include classics such as Clandestinos by Fernando Perez; El Benny by Jorge Luis Sanchez; The Last Supper (La Ultima Cena) by Tomas Guitierrez Alea; The Waiting List (Lista de Espera) by Juan Carlos Tabio; Viva Cuba  by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti; and Suite Havana by Fernando Perez. 

A reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 11, before the 7:30 pm showing of the film El Benny, about Cuba’s famous musician and singer Benny Moore.

Stay tuned for details on the other two festivals next week.