Cuban Cinema in New York, A 55-Year History


The Big Apple is hosting until Friday, Apr. 11, the Havana Film Festival of New York, an event that pays tribute to 55 years of film productions with the 1959 revolutionary triumph as a starting point, Prensa Latina reports.

Theater halls and centers in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens, three of the five New York counties, are witnesses of this event since Thursday, Apr.3, of the coming and going of thousands of enthusiastic cinema lovers in the multicultural city, motivated by the opportunity to approach to the Caribbean island’s filmography.

Under the heading: “New Cuban Cinema, 55 Years of a Shared Dream,” the festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 24 Cuban films, documentary features, and animated films.

Led by “Conducta” (Behavior), successful film by Ernesto Daranas that opened the festival, works such as “Chamaco,” “La pelicula de Ana,” “Hacerse el sueco,” “Now,” “Historias de la Revolución,” “De cierta manera,” “En tres y dos,” “Esther en alguna parte,” “Jirafas,” “Retrato de la Habana,” and “Melaza” are on billboard.

The list also includes about 20 films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, the United States, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

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