Havana Film Festival Comes to Queens this Weekend

Havana Film Festival Comes to Queens this Weekend
HFFNY GOES TO QUEENS! 
The Havana Film Festival NY calls Queens its home for the weekend of April 7-8, 2018 with a special selection of screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image. The program mixes old with new in unexpected ways- showcasing Cuban classics in 21st century state-of-the-art formats and presenting documentaries of iconic figures and locations that, while situated in a past, remain in the “forever.”
April 7 & 8, 2018
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UNA PELEA CUBANA CONTRA LOS DEMONIOS
A CUBAN FIGHT AGAINST DEMONS
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Cuba | 1971 |  130min
The year is 1672, and rebellion is in the air. A group of Cuban revolutionaries lead an uprising against the Spanish occupying their country, unleashing demons, death, destruction, and a biting critique of religion as a tool of power and control. This is a classic of Cuban cinema, digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and the Cinemateca de Cuba.
ATA TU ARADO A UNA ESTRELLA   
TIE YOUR PLOW TO A STAR
Carmen Guarini | Argentina | 2017 | Doc | 82min | NY PREMIERE
Do utopias still exist?  Two decades of footage are woven together in a story that immortalizes the spirit of Argentine filmmaker Fernando Birri, who reminds us how essential utopias are to our survival as humans.
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, April 7 @ 4:30 PM – Director present for Q&A
LOS SOBREVIVIENTES
THE SURVIVORS
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Cuba | 1979 | Fiction | 130min
Abandoned by their servants after the triumph of the 1959 Revolution, members of an aristocratic family in Cuba are forced to fend for themselves in this classic of Cuban cinema, digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and the Cinemateca de Cuba
O GATO DE HAVANA   
THE CAT FROM HAVANA
Dacio Malta | Brazil | 2016 | Documentary | 2016 | 87min
Dacio Malta chronicles the long, fascinating story of Havana’s most famous jazz club, Gato Tuerto, in all its bohemian glory and creative bliss in this captivating, star-studded documentary.
 
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19th Havana Film Festival New York April 6 – April 17, 2018
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