*Hotel Nueva Isla*. 2014. Cuba/Spain. Directed by Irene Gutiérrez Torres. Courtesy of Javier Labrador

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Hotel Nueva Isla. 2014. Spain/Cuba. Directed by Irene Gutiérrez Torres. In Spanish; English subtitles. 71 min.

First-time director Gutiérrez and cinematographer Javier Labrador have created a compelling portrait of the mysterious Jorge de los Rios, a retired clerk who lives in a former luxury hotel in Old Havana that became a shelter for homeless people in the wake of the Cuban Revolution. Slowly digging his way through debris, Jorge has encounters with a few other inhabitants—La Flaca, his lover, and Waldo, a young itinerant. The film speaks to a lost generation that fought in the Cuban Revolution and dreamed of a better society.

  1. Tuesday, February 17, 2015,
    4:00 p.m.

    New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Irene Gutiérrez Torres
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Monday, February 16, 2015,
    8:00 p.m.

    New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Irene Gutiérrez Torres
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1