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Memories of Underdevelopment

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When
From May 11, 2018 (Friday)
To May 17, 2018 (Thursday)
Where
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601 (US)
Phone: 312.846.2800
Website: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/underdevelopment

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MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT

MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO

1968, TOMAS GUTIERREZ ALEA, CUBA, 97 MIN. WITH SERGIO CORRIEROS, DAISY GRANADOS.


Friday, may 11th at 4:00pm

Saturday, may 12th at 5:30pm

tuesday, may 15th at 6:00pm

wednesday, may 16th at 8:15pm

thursday, may 17th at 6:00pm


Perhaps the greatest of all Cuban films, Alea's masterpiece is also a sterling example of the "Third Cinema" movement, which sought a politically productive alternative to both the elitism of art cinema and the manipulation of Hollywood movies. The first film from post-revolutionary Cuba to be released in the U.S., MEMORIES centers on Sergio (Corrieros), a Europeanized Havana intellectual who is too idealistic (or apathetic) to leave for Miami but too decadent to fit into Castro's new order. Alea's dazzlingly inventive style freely mixes in documentary, still photography, social satire, and erotic fantasy, as his conflicted protagonist observes the city through a telescope, hooks up with a working-class girl (Granados), visits the Hemingway museum, stands trial for rape, attends a writers conference, and finds himself isolated by his country's mobilization during the 1962 missile crisis. Both a critique of revolutionary society and a critique of that critique, MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT demonstrates that artistic subtlety, political commitment, and superior entertainment need not be incompatible. In Spanish with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)



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