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FILM

ICAIC, the Cuban Film Institute, founded 1959, quickly became an important critical space for exploring controversial social and political issues such as bureaucracy, sexism, racism, sexuality and religion.

Some of the most popular films in Cuba are by Tomás Gutierrez Alea, master of social critique as black comedy.

'Memories of Underdevelopment' (1968, Alea) and 'Lucía' (1968, Humberto Solás) are classics of the late '60s explosion of experimental films with a radically new approach, which also influenced Latin American filmmakers.

Perhaps the best known here was the groundbreaking 'Strawberry and Chocolate' (1994, Alea). Hugely popular in Cuba, it focused on the friendship between a dogmatic young communist and a catholic gay artist, exploring what it is to be revolutionary.

ICAIC also supports a thriving video and animation industry, while the Havana Latin American Film School and festival are beacons of excellence internationally.


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CUBA 50 FILM EVENTS

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

9 November 2017 - 12 November 2017

Film

various venues, Glasgow

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Alborada presents: Adam Feinstein on Latin American Cinema

23 September 2017 - 23 September 2017

Film

Rich Mix, London

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Film screening: Last Days in Havana

10 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

Film

Duke of Yorks PictureHouse, Brighton

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For an Impossible Cinema: Cuban documentaries of the 1960-70s

1 August 2017 - 31 August 2017

Film

BFI Southbank, London

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Screening: Strawberry and Chocolate

26 July 2017 - 26 July 2017

Film

The Forum, Norwich

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Being Ruby Rich: De cierta manera (One Way or Another) (15*) + Keynote by B Ruby Rich

22 June 2017 - 22 June 2017

Film

Barbican cinema, London

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CineCubano screening: Black Roots of Salsa

18 June 2017 - 18 June 2017

Film

Mockingbird Theatre, Custard Factory, Birmingham

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Film screening: Looking for Laser Beam

30 May 2017 - 30 May 2017

Film

Friends Meeting House, Canterbury

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Course: The Cinema Of Latin America - inc Cuban cinema

25 May 2017 - 30 June 2017

Film

PictureHouse Hackney, London

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Makondo presents: Film: Day of the Flowers + Havana Suite live music with Ahmed Dickinson

18 May 2017 - 18 May 2017

Film

The Exhibit Bar Restaurant & Cinema, London

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Film screening: I am Cuba

17 May 2017 - 17 May 2017

Film

Reindeer Public House, Norwich

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Screening: I am Cuba

14 May 2017 - 14 May 2017

Film

Watershed, Bristol

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CineCuba free monthly film club Summer programme 24 April - 25 September 2017

24 April 2017 - 26 September 2017

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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Santa y Andres

9 April 2017 - 9 April 2017

Film

HOME cinema, Manchester

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Screening: Santa y Andrés at Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival

9 April 2017 - 9 April 2017

Film

HOME cinema, Manchester

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Memories of Underdevelopment - screening and talk

2 March 2017 - 2 March 2017

Film

The Courtyard, Hereford

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Soy Cuba

24 February 2017 - 24 February 2017

Film

The Courtyard, Hereford

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Cuba at Borderlines Film Festival, Hereford

24 February 2017 - 4 March 2017

Film

The Courtyard, Hereford

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CineCuba free monthly film club

30 January 2017 - 28 March 2017

Film

The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) London

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Havana Glasgow Film Festival

11 November 2016 - 19 November 2016

Film

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London Latin American Film Festival

11 November 2016 - 20 November 2016

Film

various venues

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CineCuba free monthly film club

27 June 2016 - 26 September 2016

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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Film screening: Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave

18 June 2016 - 18 June 2016

Film

Crouch End Picturehouse, London

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Hasta Siempre! free film screening

15 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Film

Hamilton House, Bristol

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Screening: La Pared de las Palabras

12 May 2016 - 12 May 2016

Film

St Lukes, Glasgow

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Film screening: Marti, The Eye of the Canary

8 May 2016 - 8 May 2016

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Bolivar Hall, London

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UK Premiere: Film screening Juntos y revueltos (El Mejunje de Silverio)

17 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

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HOME cinema, Manchester

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La Clave: Havana Club Rumba Sessions - film screening & live music

3 April 2016 - 3 April 2016

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The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, Birmingham

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Havana Cultura Rumba Sessions: La Clave - Liverpool

13 March 2016 - 14 March 2016

Film

FACT, Liverpool

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Havana Cultura Rumba Sessions: La Clave

5 March 2016 - 5 March 2016

Film

Dukes at Komedia cinema, Brighton

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Film screening: Havana Cultura Rumba Sessions: La Clave

4 March 2016 - 4 March 2016

Film

The Cube, Bristol

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Gilles Peterson presents: Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave

2 February 2016 - 4 February 2016

Film

ICA, London

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Cine Cubano film nights

31 January 2016 - 28 February 2016

Film

Mockingbird Theatre, Custard Factory, Birmingham

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Film: Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave'

30 January 2016 - 28 February 2016

Film

various venues

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CineCubano film screening: Juan of the Dead

29 November 2015 - 29 November 2015

Film

Mockingbird Theatre, Birmingham

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London Latin American Film Festival 2015

13 November 2015 - 22 November 2015

Film

various

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1st Havana Glasgow Film Festival

31 October 2015 - 8 November 2015

Film

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Film screening: Soy Cuba

1 October 2015 - 1 October 2015

Film

Ruskin College, Oxford

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CineCuba free monthly film club

28 September 2015 - 29 February 2016

Film

The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) London

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Cine Cubano: Viva Cuba

27 September 2015 - 27 September 2015

Film

Mockingbird Theatre, Birmingham

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CasaLatina CineForum: Guantanamera

17 September 2015 - 17 September 2015

Film

Casa Latina, London

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CineCuba screening: Hasta Siempre - will the revolution survive tomorrow?

27 July 2015 - 27 July 2015

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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CineCuba free monthly film club

30 March 2015 - 29 June 2015

Film

The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) London

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Cuba Film nights in Glasgow

18 February 2015 - 15 October 2015

Film

STUC, Glasgow

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London Latin American Film Festival 2014

14 November 2014 - 23 November 2014

Film

various venues

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Return to Ithaca - film of book by Leonardo Padura

10 October 2014 - 13 October 2014

Film

BFI London Film Festival - various venues

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LLAFF & 13 The Gallery: Screenings of Cuban short films

13 August 2014 - 13 August 2014

Film

13 The Gallery, London

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CineCuba free monthly film club

28 July 2014 - 24 November 2014

Film

The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) London

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Film screening: A Successful Man

28 April 2014 - 28 April 2014

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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Viva! 20th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival

7 March 2014 - 23 March 2014

Film

Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester

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CineCuba film screening for International Women's Day:‘With our memory on the Future'

24 February 2014 - 24 February 2014

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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CineCuba film screening:‘Waiting List'

27 January 2014 - 27 January 2014

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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London Latin American Film Festival 2013

15 November 2013 - 24 November 2013

Film

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CineCuba film screening: Healing Africa: The Havana Prescription

30 September 2013 - 30 September 2013

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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Screening: Marti, the eye of the canary

25 August 2013 - 25 August 2013

Film

Ritzy Picturehouse Brixton, London

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Film: Maestra

28 July 2013 - 28 July 2013

Film

Bread & Roses pub, London

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Cuban Films at Wales One World Film Festival, Aberystwyth

19 March 2013 - 21 March 2013

Film

Aberystwyth Arts centre and others

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Cuban Cinema Seminars at Aberystwyth University

19 March 2013 - 20 March 2013

Film

Aberystwyth University

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Free Film Screening: CineCuba: El Premio Flaco by Juan Carlos Cremata

25 February 2013 - 25 February 2013

Film

The Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba and the CIA

28 January 2013 - 28 January 2013

Film

Calthorpe Arms

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CineCuba: Free Screening of Viva Cuba

26 November 2012 - 26 November 2012

Film

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

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London Latin America Film Festival - with some Cuba films

16 November 2012 - 25 November 2012

Film

various

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Day of the Flowers - screening part of Greater Manchester Film Festival

6 October 2012 - 6 October 2012

Film

ODEON Manchester - The Printworks

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Maestra - film about the Cuban Literacy Campaign

4 October 2012 - 4 October 2012

Film

Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus, London

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CineCuba screening: Cremata season

24 September 2012 - 24 September 2012

Film

atThe Calthorpe Arms pub (upstairs), London

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CASA ALBA: Latin American Film Festival - inc. Cuban film

28 August 2012 - 1 September 2012

Film

Bolivar Hall, London

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Film Screening: The Doctors' Revolution

29 July 2012 - 29 July 2012

Film

Bread & Roses Pub, London

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7 Days in Havana

6 July 2012 - 12 July 2012

Film

Rio Cinema, London

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Preview screenings: 7 Days in Havana

26 June 2012 - 5 July 2012

Film

Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Brighton. London

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7 Days in Havana

22 June 2012 - 27 June 2012

Film

Cineworld, Edinburgh

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Cuban Film screening: The Strawberry Tree

22 June 2012 - 22 June 2012

Film

Cinema Tent, London

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London Latino Film Festival 2012 - featuring 'Sons of Cuba'

18 April 2012 - 21 April 2012

Film

Bolivar Hall, London

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Film from Cuba: Juan de los Muertos, part of Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival 2012

8 March 2012 - 8 March 2012

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Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester

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Film screening: DocHouse: Unfinished Spaces

16 February 2012 - 16 February 2012

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RichMix Arts Centre, London

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CineCuba free screenings Jan-May2012

30 January 2012 - 28 May 2012

Film

The Calthorpe Arms Upstairs, London

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21st London Latin American Film Festival - includes Cuban films

18 November 2011 - 27 November 2011

Film

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CineCuba film screening: Strawberry & Chocolate

31 October 2011 - 31 October 2011

Film

The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs), London

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CINE CUBA: Screening of films from or about Cuba

26 September 2011 - 26 September 2011

Film

Calthorpe Arms, London

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Film screening: SALUD: Cuba and the crisis in world health

31 July 2011 - 31 July 2011

Film

Stockwell Community Centre, London

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CineCuba Film screening: Guantanamera

25 July 2011 - 25 July 2011

Film

Calthorpe Arms, London

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International Festival of Ethnographic Film - includes screening of film about Cuban rap artists

23 June 2011 - 26 June 2011

Film

UCL, London

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Vamos! festival of latin & lusophone events

4 June 2011 - 10 July 2011

Film

various

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CineCuba - Cycle Cuba - film screening

23 May 2011 - 23 May 2011

Film

Calthorpe Arms, London

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London Latino Film Festival

30 March 2011 - 2 April 2011

Film

Bolivar Hall, London

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Chico & Rita screenings at Borderlines Film Festival

25 March 2011 - 30 March 2011

Film

The Courtyard, Hereford

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Film screening: Hello Hemingway

28 February 2011 - 28 February 2011

Film

Upstairs at the Calthorpe Arms, London

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CineCuba Club screening

31 January 2011 - 31 January 2011

Film

Calthorpe Arms pub, London

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CineCuba club: Cecilia

29 November 2010 - 29 November 2010

Film

Upstairs @ Calthorpe Arms, London

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London Latin American Film Festival 2010: featuring lots of Cuban films

19 November 2010 - 28 November 2010

Film

various

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Film screening 'The Russians in Cuba'

10 November 2010 - 10 November 2010

Film

Duke of Yorks PictureHouse, Brighton

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Cuba Mia : Portrait of an All-Woman Orchestra - film screening

27 September 2010 - 27 September 2010

Film

Upstairs @ Calthorpe Arms pub, London

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Cuban film at the Barbican: Chico & Rita / Marti, the Eye of the Canary

25 September 2010 - 25 September 2010

Film

Barbican cinema, London

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The Motorcycle Diaries

14 August 2010 - 31 August 2010

Film

NFT - Southbank, London

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Film screening: Cuba Mia: Portrait of an All-Woman Orchestra

12 April 2010 - 12 April 2010

Film

The Square Pig pub, London

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Sons of Cuba - National film release

18 March 2010 - 30 June 2010

Film

various

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London Latino Film Festival presents: Havana Blues

13 March 2010 - 13 March 2010

Film

Bolivar Hall, London

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Strawberry & Chocolate film screening

8 March 2010 - 8 March 2010

Film

Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter

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Los Marielitos

14 February 2010 - 14 February 2010

Film

RICH MIX

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Those Who Left Us

7 February 2010 - 7 February 2010

Film

RICH MIX

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'Soy Cuba' screening

31 January 2010 - 31 January 2010

Film

RICH MIX

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London Socialist Film Co-op: Memories of Underdevelopment + documentaries

13 December 2009 - 13 December 2009

Film

Renoir Cinema, London

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Special screening of documentary 'Fidelity'

6 December 2009 - 6 December 2009

Film

Tricycle Cinema, London

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London Latin American Film Festival 2009

6 November 2009 - 15 November 2009

Film

various

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London Latin American Film Festival Special Events

3 November 2009 - 17 November 2009

Film

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Cuba50 Festival of Cuban Cinema on tour: Derby

19 October 2009 - 27 October 2009

Film

QUAD cinema, Derby

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Cuba50: Festival of Cuban Cinema: Oxford

12 October 2009 - 19 October 2009

Film

Phoenix Picturehouse Cinema, Oxford

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Compass Festival - Compass South (Cuba)

11 October 2009 - 11 October 2009

Film

Trinity Centre, Bristol

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Cuba50: Festival of Cuban Cinema: Bath

8 October 2009 - 8 October 2009

Film

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath

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Che Season at the ICA: The Motorcycle Diaries

20 September 2009 - 24 September 2009

Film

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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Che Weekend at the ICA

18 September 2009 - 19 September 2009

Film

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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Che Season at the ICA: Chevolution

18 September 2009 - 7 October 2009

Film

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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Cuba50 Festival of Cuban Cinema on tour: Wolverhampton

10 September 2009 - 1 October 2009

Film

Light House cinema, Wolverhampton

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The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin: CineCuba film club - CSC North London

29 July 2009 - 29 July 2009

Film

The Square Pig pub, London

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Cuba! Africa! Revolution! documentary screening and discussion

26 July 2009 - 26 July 2009

Film

Stockwell Community Resource Centre, London

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Cine Cuba at the Barbican

3 July 2009 - 9 July 2009

Film

Barbican cinema, London

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Cuba50: Festival of Cuban Cinema on tour

3 July 2009 - 27 October 2009

Film

Brighton, Cambridge, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Bath, Oxford, Derby

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Power of Community:How Cuba survived Peak Oil - double bill film screening & talk

14 June 2009 - 14 June 2009

Film

Renoir Cinema

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A Tribute to Tomas Alea

16 April 2009 - 16 April 2009

Film

Birmingham Library Theatre

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CineClub screening: Strawberry & Chocolate

2 April 2009 - 2 April 2009

Film

Latin America House (Casa Latina), London

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Film: The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin

25 March 2009 - 25 March 2009

Film

Salmon & Compass pub, London

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¡Viva Cuba!

19 March 2009 - 5 April 2009

Film

Borderlines Film Festival, Herefordshire & beyond

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Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival - Focus on Cuban Cinema

6 March 2009 - 22 March 2009

Film

Various

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Meeting & Film: A Successful Man

25 February 2009 - 25 February 2009

Film

Salmon & Compass pub, london

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CHE: Part One - Special Charity Screening

12 February 2009 - 12 February 2009

Film

Curzon Soho Cinema, London

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution with Film screening: Salud!

8 February 2009 - 8 February 2009

Film

St Paul's Church, London SW4

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Film: Cuba An African Odyssey Part 1

2 February 2009 - 2 February 2009

Film

Caroline of Brunswick

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Cuba Day at Showroom Cinema - Sheffield

31 January 2009 - 31 January 2009

Film

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

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Film: Strawberry & Chocolate

28 January 2009 - 28 January 2009

Film

Salmon & Compass

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Che Guevara as you have never seen him before - film screening & talk

15 January 2009 - 15 January 2009

Film

Birmingham Library Theatre

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Special previews for one day only of Che Parts One & Two

1 January 2009 - 1 January 2009

Film

various - see list here and website

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Che Part One & Two release in the UK

1 January 2009 - 1 January 2009

Film

various

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Lista de Espera

30 November 2008 - 30 November 2008

Film

Ultimate Picture Palace

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Discovering Latin America Film Festival

27 November 2008 - 7 December 2008

Film

various cinemas

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18th London Latin American Film Festival

7 November 2008 - 16 November 2008

Film

various

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UCL Festival of the Moving Image: Cities on/in Film

4 November 2008 - 7 November 2008

Film

UCL Bloomsbury Theatre

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Che Part I

27 October 2008 - 27 October 2008

Film

London Odeon West End 2

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Che (Part 1 & Part 2)

25 October 2008 - 25 October 2008

Film

Odeon West End

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'Soy Cuba - The Siberian Mammoth'

17 October 2008 - 17 October 2008

Film

Hebden Bridge Picture House

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Carlos Acosta in screenings of Romeo & Juliet

17 August 2008 - 19 August 2008

Film

various - see Picturehouse website for details

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Disabled Access

Cuba! Africa! Revolution! film screening

27 July 2008 - 27 July 2008

Film

Bread & Roses pub

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Cine Cuba - Cuban Cinema from revolution to reinvention

10 July 2008 - 17 July 2008

Film

The Barbican

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Disabled Access Family Friendly

Soy Cuba

20 May 2008 - 20 May 2008

Film

Kings Arms

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Cuban Film Season

8 May 2008 - 10 July 2008

Film

Birmingham Library Theatre

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Family Friendly

Brighton Film Season

29 March 2008 - 13 April 2008

Film

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