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I AM CUBA

SOY CUBA
Cuba, USSR | 1964 | Mikhail Kalatozov

I Am Cuba film still

Perhaps the most rapturous propaganda film ever made! Shot in 1964 but not shown in the U.S. until 1992 (it electrified American moviegoers and prompted Francis Coppola and Martin Scorsese to help release it), this passionate, poetic, shot-in-Cuba epic by a major Soviet director is a lyrical ode to the Cuban revolution. But it’s an even more euphoric celebration of cinema—employing deep-focus cinematography, expressionist compositions, rapid-fire editing, dazzling camera stunts, and a pulsating Afro-Cuban beat to dramatize four episodes of life on the island before and after Castro. The film will be introduced on Friday at 7:00 by Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, who introduced I Am Cuba to America via their distribution company Milestone Film and Video. Cleveland revival premiere! Subtitles. DCP. 141 min.

Special event pricing $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Thursday 5/16
Friday 5/17
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

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