Cuban Cinema of Today:
Presentation & discussion with Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at The College of William & Mary. Signing of her book “On Location in Cuba” afterwards.
Date & Location: Thursday 23 at 5:30PM. Watson Institute of International Relations, Joukowsky Forum. 111 Thayer St. Providence, RI 02912 - 401.863.2645
Queer Expressions in Latin American Cinema:The Last Summer of la Boyita (Último verano de la Boyita); and Javier Fuentes-León, Director of Undertow (Contracorriente).
Date & Location: Friday 24 at 5:30PM. List Art Center, room 102. 64 College St. Providence, RI 02912 - 401.863.2645
Panel Discussion with Director & Doña Dedé Mirabal after screening:
Code Name: Butterflies | Nombre Secreto: Mariposas. Cecilia Domeyko, 2009,USA, 63 min.
"Code Name: Butterflies" is the first documentary to tell the powerful story of the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic. In the 1950s, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal played a crucial role in creating a secret resistance movement against Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, one of the most bloodthirsty tyrants the world has ever known. When the dictator had them assassinated and tried to make it look like an accident, public indignation signaled the beginning of the end of Trujillo’s dictatorship which fell six months later. The courage of these women who helped bring freedom and democracy to their country is legendary. Today, the Dominican Republic owes much to these incredible women who dared to fight for what they believed in.