Freedom Summer Film Series: I Am Cuba (1964)
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July 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
As we begin the reopening of our space, every Friday evening in June we will show a film in our screening room.
This is a free, educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 deposit to reserve your participation. You will be refunded your deposit upon arrival or if you cancel. Please have your confirmation email ready when you arrive.
Freedom Summer Films is a series that aims to explore the humanity and the creativity of the many struggles against imperialism, colonialism, capitalism at home and abroad, and we hope to leave inspired for a future of liberation through community and love. We know that cultural expression is one of the most powerful forms of political education, and we hope you join us for these collective viewings!
FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES | I AM CUBA (1964)
About “I AM CUBA”
A study in contrasts set in and around Havana that explores Cuba’s 1959 revolution. A young woman’s fascination with the excess of an American-owned casino leads to her downfall in the eyes of her street vendor boyfriend. A tenant farmer revolts the only way he knows how, attacking the land he works. University students gain first-hand knowledge of political upheaval. And, in the hills outside the city, the members of a poor peasant family are patriotically swept up into the burgeoning revolt. The film’s stunning cinematography led to its resurgence in the early 1990s and the film being restored and rereleased several times since.
Year: 1964 | Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Duration: 2hr 20 min