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Cuba 50 is supported by the
Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Embassy, ComoNo, Music Fund for Cuba, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Unison, Unite, Thompsons Solicitors, Cuban Tourist Board and business, community and cultural organisations based in the UK and Cuba.

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CineCuba free monthly film club programme April-October 2018

30 April 2018 - 30 October 2018


7.30pm, last Monday of the month:

30 April - Eco-Cuba -a celebration of the advances made over the past decades in organic agriculture in the country. A presentation on Cuban eco-agronomy followed by a documentary about Finca Marta a very successful eco-agronomic farm near Havana.

25 June - Conducta (2014) dir. Ernesto Daranas, Cuba - Feature film. The story of a troubled 11 year old who largely cares for his addict mother. When he is sent away from his school, his caring teacher mounts a campaign to prevent this. This leads to her ostracisation by the school authorities. A controversial but much praised recent film.

30 July - Clandestinos (1987) dir. Fernando Pérez, Cuba. Feature film -A chronicle of the last days of revolutionary struggle against Batista and a love story of two clandestine fighters who work printing subversive pamphlets. We show it this month to commemorate the death of Frank Païs killed on the street by Santiago de Cuba police on July 30, 1957.

24 September- Dare to Dream (2017) dir. Jennifer Wager, US. Documentary explores the global impact of ELAM (Cuba's Latin American Medical School) to improve health for the world's economically struggling communities. More than 26,000 doctors have graduated from ELAM since its inception in 1999, including 145 US doctors on full scholarship.

29 October -Strawberry & Chocolate (1993) dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba. Feature film. The story of an unlikely friendship between two men in Havana who couldn't be more different - one a middle-aged, gay artist and the other a young, heterosexual Communist - explores intolerance and homophobia in 1979 Cuba, asking: what is it to be revolutionary? With its brilliantly witty lines and romantic-comedy format, the film was hugely popular across the island and marked a crucial opening for the country's LGBT revolution. It was also the only Cuban film to be nominated for an Oscar in the US.

Cine Cuba is a monthly film club, generally held on the last Monday of the month (check for details) & organised by North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign (NLCSC), showing films from or about Cuba. We aim to show films which provide an insight into the Cuban Revolution and the society, politics, history and culture of Cuba. Where possible we invite guest speakers with a special interest in the film topic We hope that viewers will stay at the end of the film and participate in the relaxed post-film discussion. Entry is free but donations are welcome to cover our costs.

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Contact details

Calthorpe Arms upstairs, London

252 Grays Inn, Rd, London WC1X 8JR

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