Thursday, October 12

6 – 7:00 pm Public Lecture: “Cameras in Cuba: Reflections on Revolutionary Cinema,” Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Vice-Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of William and Mary


7:15 – 9:30 pm   Restored Classics: Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo, 1968), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Re­stored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation at Cine­teca di Bologna. Followed by a Q&A with Ann Marie Stock.

Friday, October 13

October M&T Bank Second Friday at the Center


4 – 5:40 pm Documentary. By Women/About Women: Treasure Island (Isla del Tesoro, 1969), Sara Gómez; Tania Libre (2017), Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Narrated by Tilda Swinton.

Introduced by: Dalia Antonia Muller, Associate Professor in Latin American and Caribbean History, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, UB


5:30 – 7 pm Happy Hour. Cuban Music: Wendell Rivera, Buena Vista Social Club. Cuba and Immigration, film installations: Waters off of Caibarien (2004); An Unkept Promise (2005), Alberto Rey, painter and filmmaker.

7 – 7:45 pm Cuban Poetry Reading: Jorge Guitart (Professor of Spanish, UB) and Olga Karman (Cuban-born poet and educator)


8 – 10:15 pm Cuban-Soviet Productions. In memory of Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-2017): I am Cuba (Soy Cuba, 1964), Mikhail Kalatozov.

Introduced by: Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture, Department of English, UB

Saturday, October 14


2 – 4 pm Environment: Nuclear Narratives: The Project of the Century (La obra del siglo, 2015), Carlos Quintela (with scenes from One Way or Another (De Cierta Manera, 1974), Sara Gómez).

Introduced by: Alberto Rey, Professor of Visual Arts and New Media, State University of New York at Fredonia


4:30 – 6:30 pm Cuba and the AIDS Crisis: The Companion (El Acompañante, 2016), Pavel Giroud.

Introduced by: Christopher Schobert, critic for The Buffalo News and writer for Buffalo Spree

7 – 9:15 pm Old Cuba/ New Cuba Shorts. In memory of Julio Garcia Espinosa (1926-2016).


Part I: Old Cuba.El Megano (1955), Julio Garcia Espinosa, Courtesy of Dolores Calviño (Espinosa), Cinemateca de Cuba; Chiaroscuro: The Making of El Megano’ (2011), Stephen Hart (clip); For the First Time (Por Primera Vez, 1967, 10min.), Octavio Cortázar; Coffea Arábiga (1968, 18min.), Nicolás Guillén Landrián; Now! (1965, 6min.), Santiago Álvarez.


Part II: New Cuba. Close (2016), animation by Ernesto Rodríguez Piña; House for Sale (Casa en Venta, 2016), Emanuel Giraldo; Connection (Conectifai, 2017), Zoe Garcia; Great (Muy Bien, 2017), Sheyla Pool.

Introduced by: Richard Reitsma, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages Literatures and Cultures, Canisius College