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Cuban films in this year’s HFFNY focus on struggles to prove innocence, musical tributes, and homages to film director Fernando Pérez and to principal dancer Carlos Acosta--plus a celebration of Havana’s 500th anniversary.
As New Yorkers do their best to put a snowy winter behind them, HFFNY brings a welcome blast of Caribbean warmth to the city. With advance screenings starting this Friday, April 6, here’s a roundup of the festival’s Cuba-focused screenings and special events—for Cuba cinephiles everywhere.
In person and on film, musician/composer Chucho Valdés was a fixture of this year’s Havana Film Festival New York, as Cuban films took many top Havana Star Prizes. Nadine Covert has the wrap-up on the 18th HFFNY.
Now in its 18th year, the Havana Film Festival New York brings a broad selection of features, short films, and documentaries to the city’s moviegoers—and a panoramic look at contemporary Cuban cinema for anyone interested in filmmaking on the island.
Midway through the 2016 Havana Film Festival New York, film writer and documentary specialist Nadine Covert reflects on the Cuba-themed documentaries on the festival schedule.