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Films & Schedules - CUBA

CONDUCTA

Wed, Feb 18, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 4:15 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 25, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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CONDUCTA

DIRECTOR: ERNESTO DARANAS SERRANO - CUBA

One of the most heralded Cuban films of the last decade, Conducta provides a sensitive, unembellished look at contemporary life in Cuba. Life isn’t easy for 11-year-old Chala. When he isn’t getting into trouble at school for his violent behavior, or with the police for raising fighting dogs, he has to contend with an alcoholic mother who spends her nights hustling in Havana’s nightclubs. Chala has one person on his side: his teacher Carmela, who absolutely believes that no child is a lost cause. But when Carmela falls ill, Chala himself is in danger of falling through the cracks...

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HOTEL NUEVA ISLA

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 1:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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HOTEL NUEVA ISLA

DIRECTOR: IRENE GUTIÉRREZ, JAVIER LABRADOR - CUBA

The formerly luxurious Hotel Nueva Isla in Old Havana is now in ruins, but it is home to people living on the fringes of society, like the retired public servant Jorge. Abandoned by his wife and children, Jorge’s only motivation, like a Don Quixote forgotten and gone astray, is to continue a quest he’s followed for years: dig among the dangerous ruins of the hotel, where he is convinced that the former owners hid valuable objects before fleeing the Cuban Revolution. With a keen eye that is both highly stylized and intimate, Gutiérrez captures Jorge’s life spent doing rudimentary...

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