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Film Screening: Cuban Canvas (a Kavery Kaul documentary, part of Artes de Cuba)

Sat, May 12, 2018, 11:00 AM

FREE, general admission tickets required. As one of two documentaries screened for the festival by director Kavery Kaul, the world premiere of Cuban Canvas takes you to Havana to meet artists Roger Toledo Bueno and Ariamna Contino, who ruminate on the masters who came before them. Manuel Mendive, Rocio Garcia, and Roberto Diago. The 14-minute screening is followed by a talk with Kaul, Mendive, and Diago.
 


Film Screening: Memorias del Subdesarrollo (part of the Havana Film Festival 40-Year Retrospective during Artes de Cuba)

Sat, May 12, 2018, 1:00 PM

Part of a day of "classics of Cuban cinema," this is one of six films chosen to highlight the festival's history. Following the revolution, upper-middle-class Sergio finds himself alone when his wife and family flee Cuba to settle in Miami. 

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Film Screening: Retrato de Teresa (part of the Havana Film Festival 40-Year Retrospective during Artes de Cuba)

Sat, May 12, 2018, 4:00 PM

Part of a day of "classics of Cuban cinema," this is one of six films chosen to highlight the festival's history. Teresa is overwhelmed: she wants domestic peace, feels responsibilities to the revolution, and seeks to control her own life beyond doing dirty dishes.

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Film Screening: Lucía (part of the Havana Film Festival 40-Year Retrospective during Artes de Cuba)

Sat, May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

Part of a day of "classics of Cuban cinema," this is one of six films chosen to highlight the festival's history. This black-and-white period piece is a series of three dramatic stories told across different moments in Cuban history, all as seen through the eyes of a different woman named Lucía.

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Film Screening: Fresa y Chocolate (part of the Havana Film Festival 40-Year Retrospective during Artes de Cuba)

Sun, May 13, 2018, 1:00 PM

Part of a day featuring festival awardees, this is one of six films chosen to highlight the festival's history. This Oscar®-nominated film is the story of two men: one gay, the other straight; one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist; and how they come to love each other.

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Film Screening: Suite Habana (part of the Havana Film Festival 40-Year Retrospective during Artes de Cuba)

Sun, May 13, 2018, 4:00 PM

Part of a day featuring festival awardees, this is one of six films chosen to highlight the festival's history. This slice-of-life documentary chronicles the simple lives of various people in Havana with minimal action or dialogue.

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Film Screening: Conducta (part of the Havana Film Festival 40-Year Retrospective during Artes de Cuba)

Sun, May 13, 2018, 7:30 PM

Part of a day featuring festival awardees, this is one of six films chosen to highlight the festival's history. When a schoolteacher fights for young boy to be released from a "re-education facility," her beliefs are seen as incongruent with the new Cuba, and she becomes the target of a witch-hunt.

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Film Screening: First Look (a Kavery Kaul documentary, part of Artes de Cuba)

Mon, May 14, 2018, 7:00 PM

FREE, general admission tickets required. As one of two documentaries screened for the festival by director Kavery Kaul, First Look travels with the first-ever U.S. exhibit of contemporary Cuban art, when painters Eduardo "Choco" Roca and Nelson Dominguez met masters James Rosenquist, Alice Neel, Al Loving, and a curious American public. 60 minutes, narrated by Harry Belafonte. 


Rock Rubber 45s Film Screening

Fri, Jun 22, 2018, 7:30 PM

See the U.S. premiere of Rock Rubber 45s, a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity and community surrounding the global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García. 

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NSO Pops: Star Wars: A New Hope (film with live orchestra)

Sep 12 - Sep 15, 2018

Experience the classic original film in the Concert Hall! Join Luke, Leia, and Han Solo on their epic journey as the NSO’s performance of John Williams's Oscar®-winning score takes the music to new heights, from the bustling Cantina scene to the foreboding trumpets echoing Darth Vader’s first appearance.


NSO Pops: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (film with live orchestra)

Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2018

The National Symphony Orchestra presents John Williams’s iconic Oscar®-nominated score fromThe Empire Strikes Back performed live along with the full feature film.


NSO Pops: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (film with live orchestra)

Jan 22 - Jan 24, 2019

The National Symphony Orchestra presents John Williams’s iconic Oscar®-nominated score from Return of the Jedi performed live along with the full feature film.