Cultural Calendar

Havana’s Latin American and Caribbean May Theater Festival

May 8, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Theater expert Vivian Martinez Tabares talks to us about the Latin American and Caribbean Theater Festival (Mayo Teatral) to be held in Havana from May 16 to 25. These rich diversity of plays will be staged in different theaters around the capital, such as the Sala Llaurado, the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center, Mella Theater, the Guiñol, Nacional and Trianón theaters, as well as the Ciervo Encantado and Casa de las Americas theater halls (all located in Vedado).

Cuba Cinematheque Program April 2014

March 31, 2014 | No Comments »

A week of works by young Cuban filmmakers kicks off the month from April 1-6. The Cuba Cinematheque will also feature, Cine Expresionista Aleman; James Dean, Un Mito del Cine; Films by Hungarian director Miklos Jancso and finally a tribute to Enrique Colina on his 70th birthday with an afternoon and evening of his films.

Cuba Cinematheque Program March 2014

March 2, 2014 | No Comments »

We present the program for the Cuba Cinematheque for March 2014. It includes the premier of the Cuban documentary “Humberto” (Humberto Solas) directed by Carlos Barba Salva on March 25.

Concert Premieres at Havana’s Contemporary Music Festival

November 28, 2013 | No Comments »

For the longest time, “contemporary music” was for me synonymous with unbearable music, or, at least, a kind of music that wasn’t meant for the ears of someone like me, who is not an expert and doesn’t have any in-depth knowledge about music. Because of this, I hadn’t attended the Havana Contemporary Music Festival again since 2001. (26 photos)

Compelling British Films at this Year’s Havana Film Festival

November 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Compelling British Films at this Year’s Havana Film Festival

This year’s Havana Film Festival includes in its World Cinema section eight dramatic features from Great Britain, three of them directed by Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank and Wuthering Heights). The others are III Manors, Sightseeers, West is West, The Angels’ Share and NEDS.

A Sneak Peak at this Year’s Havana Film Festival

November 7, 2013 | No Comments »

Filmmakers from 10 Latin American countries will compete for the Feature Film Coral Award at this year’s Havana Film Festival, to be held in the Cuban capital from December 5 to 15. Over a hundred films from outside the region will also be shown.

Cuba’s Cinematica Program for Nov.

November 2, 2013 | No Comments »

If you can read Spanish and would like to see what films are playing at the Havana Cinemateca in November visit this post on the Spanish side of HT.

Havana Events Calendars, Where Can I Find them?

October 13, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Hello, I will be in Havana between November 20th and December 6th, this year. Where could I find a calendar of events of interest for that period or for current activities, since I intend to travel often to Cuba.

Cuba’s Cinemateca for September 2013

August 30, 2013 | No Comments »

After undergoing reparations in August, Cuba’s Cinemateca has a host of films ready for the month of September. The main theater, the Charles Chaplin, will feature Russian cinema from Sept. 1-7; an Italian comedy retrospective from Sept. 8-15 and 17-21, a one night showing of the Cuban film Siglo las luces on Sept. 16, and Mexican cinema of the 1990s from Sept. 22-30.

Brutal Fest Rock Returns to Cuba

August 8, 2013 | No Comments »

Cuba will once again host the Brutal Summer Fest heavy metal rock event from August 15-25 with foreign and local bands participating, reports Prensa Latina.