EPICENTRO (108 NR)

EPICENTRO

SUMMARY

VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 8/28
5 day rental available for $12
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EPICENTRO is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, “utopian” Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In his latest film, Hubert Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana — who he calls “young prophets” — to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.

Director: Hubert Sauper
Writers: Hubert Sauper (narration), Hubert Sauper
Star: Oona Castillo Chaplin

Spanish with English Subtitles

Presented in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

FLEFF VIRTUAL TALK BACK – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 6 PM
FLEFF co-directors, Dr. Patricia Zimmerman and Dr. Thomas Shevory, will be joined additional special guests for an open discussion forum of this award-winning new documentary.
Register Here via Zoom. 


 

REVIEW

“A brilliant mixture of historical-poetic analysis and a ground-level journey among the denizens of Havana. The director’s remarkable eye…
will mesmerize you.”
Vulture