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12th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival

March 24, 2021 - April 1, 2021


12th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival

The 12th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival will be presented in a virtual format, March 24-April 1, 2021. You can watch the films safely at home.

The lineup of films are outstanding:
Queens of the Revolution (The film highlights the bravery of Cuba’s LGBTQ+ people who have fought for their lives and identities for decades).
Agosto (Cuba, summer 1994. In the midst of Período Especial, one of the greatest crises in the country’s history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if they’ll make it out alive);
Santa and Andres (The story of an improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for three consecutive days),
Before the Last Ferry Arrives (A portrait of Havana in the middle of the whirlwind of the post restoration of US-Cuba relations),
Inocencia (Based on real events, 8 students of medicine in 19th Century Havana are imprisoned for a crime did not commit.)
Dance Cuba (Documentary of the first U.S. dance company performed on a Cuban stage. The film intertwines the sweep of history with riveting intimate tales that are as strong in romance, tragedy and drama as the great ballets performed.

Film discussions via Zoom are scheduled for Sunday, March 28, at 7 pm, to discuss LGBTQ issues in Cuba, portrayed in “Queens of the Revolution” and “Santa and Andres”.
Also, on Thursday, April 1, at 7 pm, a Zoom discussion on the films “Agosto” and “Before the Ferry Arrives” dealing with emigration issues in Cuba.

This festival is made possible by the generous support of our underwriters as Victor’s 59 Café, Swor & Gatto, Jos. E. Pallen, Acentos, Inc., Herrera Gonzalez LLC, LCN/VidaySabor/La Prensa de Minnesota and other supporters.

The 12th. Minnesota Cuban Film Festival is presented by the Minnesota Cuba Committee in partnership with the MSP Film Society, and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC). Our objective remain stronger than ever – that is to offer Minnesotans a chance to learn about and appreciate Cuban film and culture, and to educate about the onerous burden that the US blockade inflicts on the Cuban people. We will be engaged in numerous activities in 2021 to pressure the US government to end the blockade and we hope that our festival will contribute to that work.

Contact: Franklin Curbelo, yamandu1825@gmail.com

For Tickets and Information: https://mspfilm.org/minnesota-cuban-film-festival/


March 24, 2021
April 1, 2021
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