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This four-part film series examined both the beauty and brutality of Cuba from various perspectives. Complements the exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now.


Our Man in Havana (1960)

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Graham Greene penned this cynical comedy, directed by Carol Reed, about vacuum-cleaner salesman Jim Wormold, whose territory happens to be pre-revolutionary Cuba.


I Am Cuba! (1964)

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.

In this film by Mikhail Kalatozov, four vignettes set in pre-Castro Cuba dramatize the need for insurrection, idealizing hardworking but exploited peasants and Fidel Castro's staunch, freedom-loving revolutionaries.

Alexander Calzatti, cameraman of I Am Cuba!, and photographer Natasha Calzatti lead a special Point of View: Artist's Talk on June 11, 2:30 p.m. Learn More.


Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011
Time: Noon

Combining drama with documentary footage, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's Memories of Underdevelopment tells the story of Sergio, a wealthy, introspective author who decides to remain in Cuba.


Lucia (1969)

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Humberto Solas, Lucia tells three stories of three periods of Cuban history from the vantage point of three women, each named Lucia.

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