Oliver Stone will present “Snowden” at the Havana Film Festival to take place in Havana from December 8th-18th. Vicente Morin asks why it is being shown in Cuba, a country he notes practices massive spying on its citizens.
Movies & Books
It’s just a few days now until the 38th edition of Havana´s Festival of New Latin American Film kicks off, the country’s most important film festival (Dec. 8-18). Here is an advance of some of the Cuban films and documentaries to be shown.
US film directors Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone will be two of the special guests at the upcoming 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.
Film buffs are already counting down the days until the 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival, which takes place in the capital from December 8-18. Many Havana residents take their holidays on this date, so that they will have time to enjoy more films. Others will make the most of the free time that school or work leaves them to go to the movie theaters.
“Banderas y harapos” (Flags and Rags), the new memoir of the Sandinista Revolution (1979-1990) by the Argentine-Nicaraguan journalist Gabriela Selser, aroused many conflicting emotions – from love to disillusionment – during last Thursday’s book-launching event in Managua.
The Companion, the Cuban film which has been critically acclaimed worldwide, will premiere today, September 6th, in Cuba. It is a story that takes place in Havana in 1988, when the Cuban government was taking severe measures to try and control the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
The LGBTIHQ&Z community – which I like to call this group so as to be all-inclusive – has to give thanks because today artworks which tear apart the avatars of this group are shown today, without a fuss or alarm, joining the (wrongly) named heterosexist “reality”.
While the Cuban missile crisis wasn’t Bobby’s shining moment, as his book suggested, it did transform him. He hadn’t yet shed his cold-warrior instincts, but spending thirteen days on the brink of extinction sobered him forever.
Disembarking is a minimalist gesture that reverses the notion of insular trauma. This time it starts from offshore to anchor on land, ie in the sand. This is not a call to annexationist consumerism coming from the north but instead a Third World longing…
Paramount Pictures will film in Cuba parts of the fifth installment of the film “Transformers”, reported dpa on Thursday.