April 19-29, 2018

Plot

Sergio, a wealthy aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami in this, the fifth and most highly regarded feature from director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba, from the Cuban Revolution to the missile crisis, in this complex character study of alienation during the turmoil of social upheaval. Memories of Underdevelopment was the first post-revolution Cuban film to be theatrically released in America, and was named one of the ten best of the year by the New York Times after receiving several major awards festival awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the highly regarded Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film will be screened from recently restored digital elements courtesy of Janus Films.

Screening to be presented by Cuban film scholar Dr. Ann Marie Stock of The College of William & Mary!

Spotlight: Cuba on Screen program generously sponsored by The Isasi Family

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