Cuban Film Sponsored by The Bildner Center: The Sugar Curtain

As part of the Cuba Project’s Summer 2010 Cuban Film Series, El telón de azúcar [The Sugar Curtain (2007)] will be screened on Thursday, July 22, 2010, 6:00pm at the Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street). Senior Producer for City University Television (CUNY-TV) Jerry Carlson is the curator for the Cuban Film Series and will also be presenting the films.  

The 2007 film, directed by Camila Guzmán Urzúa, is an autobiographical documentary that portrays the “golden years” of the Cuban Revolution through the eyes of the filmmaker (originally from Chile but raised in Cuba) and her former classmates, who grew up during the 1970’s and 80’s. The film recounts this generation’s childhood and explores what happened later when the socialist regimes of Eastern Europe ceased to exist and Cuba’s economy collapsed. “With clear and sensitive language, the film is a deep-rooted collective autobiography, from the intimacy of everyday life of this generation of Cubans.” The Sugar Curtain has won numerous prizes including awards from the Havana Film Festival, the Latin American Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, among others.

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