In the context of contemporary Cuban Cinema, what is “alternative”? Is it the same as “independent,” “experimental” or “underground”? “Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival,” will present a selection of films that represent an alternative to institutionally sanctioned or sponsored media, as well as films that challenge conventional topics and forms. These are films dealing with characters, themes, points-of-view and formal elements not found in mainstream Cuban cinema. Some of these are “experimental” in that they challenge the limits of the medium, the production process, or the structure of the work. Others are “underground,” in that they function outside of what Juan Antonio García Borrero has called the “icaicentric.” These films connote something subversive that might make mainstream audiences uncomfortable; they are films that challenge expectations and cinematic traditions and that transcend the conditions that “official” visual culture might have imposed. Their audacity is relevant for contexts that go beyond the Cuban.
Special presentation on
Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Please join us for a Q&A following
the screening with Director
Trailer for Memorias del desarrollo:
This festival is free and open to the public . In addition to the screening of 18 Cuban films, there will be discussions and lectures by Cuban filmmakers and scholars of Latin American film.
See full program above for times and locations. All films are screened on FAU’s Boca Raton’s campus in PA 101 (Performing Arts Building) .
For more information, contact Dr. Michael J. Horswell ( Horswell@fau.edu )