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.
Mon 26 November: Juan de los Muertos/ Juan of the Dead (2012) dir. Alejandro Brugués. An end of year romp through Zombie land. This much praised spoof of the genre includes many of the in-jokes of the Western zombie film but with a unique Cuban flavour. Some critics say ‘political satire’ … we leave it to you to decide while laughing.
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.
If you would like to know more about the NLCSC please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Calthorpe Arms upstairs, 252 Grays Inn, Rd, London WC1X 8JR
Time: 7.30pm, last Monday of the month: