Classic Movie Hub (CMH)

Memories of Underdevelopment

From February 09, 2018 (Friday)
To February 13, 2018 (Tuesday)
Film Forum
209 West Houston St.
New York City, New York 10014 (US)
Phone: 212-727-8110

Event Details

Friday, February 9th at 2:40pm

Saturday, February 10th at 2:40pm

Sunday, February 11th at 2:40pm

Monday, February 12th at 2:40pm

Tuesday, February 13th at 2:40pm

(1968) Post-Bay of Pigs Havana, as bourgeois, would-be writer Sergio Corrieri sees off his parents (they embrace) and wife (they don't).  Later, his seeming best friend emigrates, too, only after a long harangue. He attempts to write, observes the city through a telescope from his très 60s apartment balcony, and wanders through the streets, book stores, and art galleries, always aware of glances from women, fantasizing about his cleaning lady - then seducing Rita Moreno-ish Daisy Granados' nervous/passionate working class teen. He watches a reel of sexy scenes cut from Hollywood movies by Batista-era censors and attends a literary round table with the likes of Edmundo Desnoes (author of the original novel) and Jack Gelber (author of The Connection). We finally find out how he lives during an evaluation of his apartment by seeming commisars.  He sweats his way through an embarrassing trial, and listens to a vintage Castro rant during the Missile Crisis. All filtered through brooding voice-overs, newsreels, and hidden camera treks through the city; a character study of a post-revolution désengagéethrough the techniques of the New Wave and Antonioni. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 98 min.

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