NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host two events focused on contemporary Cuba, “Cuban Lens” (May 31, 2017) and “Cuban Millennials” (June 1, 2017) -events that will consider social and cultural transformations on the island nation.
“Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers”: May 31, 2017, 7 p.m.
The evening will feature emerging filmmakers whose work captures the country’s transformation while honoring the history of Cuban cinema. The event’s screenings and conversations with filmmakers will reflect on subjects such as race, emigration, gender, and tensions around identity—topics newly imagined by young and diverse filmmakers. Screened films (in Spanish with English subtitles) include “Casa de la noche” (Marcel Beltran), “Conectifai” (Zoe Miranda), and “Abecé” (Diana Montero) -whose directors will take part in a post-screening panel discussion—as well as “El hijo del sueño” (Alejandro Alonso), “Limbo” (Rafael Ramirez), and “Batería” (Damian Sainz).
Cuban Lens is curated by Jesús Hernández (Bach Media).
All films have English subtitles.
“Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First-Century Cuba”: June 1, 2017, 6 p.m.
The discussion will feature Cuban-born millennial designers, artists, and journalists who will discuss the making and consumption of culture and media on the island: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, editor, El Estornudo; Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, editor, Periodismo de Barrio; Yali Romagoza, fashion designer and multimedia artist; and Rodolfo Peraza, video game artist.
The events will be held in English and Spanish.
Both events are organized with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program.
(Taken from https://www.facebook.com/events/455959451414875/)