Film series includes "Our Man in Havana" (1960), "I Am Cuba!" (1964), "Lucía" (1969),
and "Memories of Underdevelopment" (1968)
Film Series: Soy Cuba!
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
Saturday, June 11; 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12; 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
June 6, 2011
LOS ANGELES—Next week, June 11 and 12, the Getty Museum will screen films about the island nation as part of the film series Soy Cuba!. This four-part film series examines both the beauty and brutality of Cuba from various perspectives. The series complements the exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, currently on view at the Getty Center.
Film Series Schedule:
All screenings take place at the Harold Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. The event is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/soy_cuba.html or call (310) 440-7300.
Our Man in Havana (1960)
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
Graham Greene penned this cynical comedy, directed by Carol Reed, about vacuum-cleaner salesman Jim Wormold, whose territory happens to be pre-revolutionary Cuba.
I Am Cuba! (1964)
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
In this film by Mikhail Kalatozov, four vignettes set in pre-Castro Cuba dramatize the need for insurrection, idealizing hardworking but exploited peasants and Fidel Castro's staunch, freedom-loving revolutionaries.
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Combining drama with documentary footage, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's Memories of Underdevelopment tells the story of Sergio, a wealthy, introspective author who decides to remain in Cuba.
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
Directed by Humberto Solas, Lucía tells three stories of three periods of Cuban history from the vantage point of three women, each named Lucía.
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