Freedom Summer Films | A Cuban Fight Against Demons
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June 30 @ 6:30 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
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!
This is a free educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 suggested donation to reserve your participation and to sustain our educational programming. Once you arrive, you can request to be refunded.
About “A Cuban Fight Against Demons”
Celebrated filmmaker Tomás Gutierréz Alea mixes historical record with wild fabulation in this unruly period piece. The film follows Juan Contreras, a landowner in a 17th-century Cuba whose unorthodox ideas and free-spirited lifestyle run afoul of the Church and the Spanish colonial bureaucracy. Using radical techniques of cinematography and montage, Alea figures Contreras as a man “born too early,” one whose disobedience represents the first stirrings in a 300-year struggle for independence.
Year: 1972 | Director: Tomás Gutierréz Alea | Duration: 120 minutes