New Cuban Shorts Program II: Cuban Scenes—Films by Armando Capo
U.S. premieres. Followed by a discussion with Armando Capo, moderated by Alexandra Halkin
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Inertia (La inercia)
2008. 15 min. In the cabin the conductor activates the gear lever; his motion breaks the inertia. Behind is the station, then images of the machinery, the resignation of travelers, and the landscape. The events are increasingly bizarre; there is no destination, only the journey as metaphor.
The Tide (La marea)
2009. 27 min. A man living in an abandoned barge in the bay of Santiago de Cuba has been out of the system for 10 years, and the arrival of a notification from the postal service fills him with uncertainty.
We Stay (Nos quedamos)
2009. 12 min. Despite an approaching hurricane, a Cuban family persists in defending their home from an invasion of bees.
All films made in Cuba, and in Spanish with English subtitles. Courtesy of the filmmaker and Alex Halkin, Americas Media Initiative. Program 54 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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