Thursday, August 16, 2012

Progressive Film Club - Cuba Day!!!

Progressive Film Club
at the New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin presents

Celebrating Cuban National Day
Saturday 25 August, from 12:00 (noon)

A documentary film based on a wide-ranging interview with Fidel Castro
by the acclaimed American independent filmmaker Oliver Stone, conducted
over several days in February 2002. It also follows Fidel through the
streets, where he mingles freely with Cuban citizens.

- In Spanish, with English subtitles.

- Running time: 99 minutes.

2 p.m.
A poster in Havana declares: “Our people will confront every type of
difficulty, and they will overcome them.” This film examines some of
Cuba’s achievements and some of the difficulties that still remain to be

- Produced by Radharc Films.

- Running time: 40 minutes.

3 p.m.
Considered a masterpiece of world cinema, this film depicts a drama that
takes place during a crucial phase in Cuban history, between the
mercenaries’ attack on Playa Girón in 1961 and the “missile crisis” of
1962. The use of newsreel, speeches and film from hidden cameras gives
the film a real sense of the momentous and revolutionary change taking
place at that time.

- Featuring Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, and Eslinda Núñez. Written by Edmundo Desnoe (based on his novel Inconsolable Memories). Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

- In Spanish, with English subtitles.

- Running time: 97 minutes.

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