Alumbrones by Bruce Donnelly (2013, 75 min.). Twelve contemporary Cuban artists discuss the complexities of working and living in Havana. Visiting the artists in their home and studio, the film explores the varying styles, techniques, philosophies, and themes present in their work as well as the many obstacles and difficulties they face on a daily basis and the feelings each person has towards the place they call home. Through in-depth interviews, the film covers a diverse range of subjects and issues, from supply shortages and constant blackouts (“apagones”) to family life, love, sex and music. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Discussion follows screening.