Film + Video

¡Sí Cuba! Comes to New York

Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas of the Cuban Artists Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund is one of the principal organizers of ¡Sí Cuba!, the three-month festival of cultural events that kicks off at the end of this month. In a conversation with Cuban Art News, Rodríguez-Cubeñas talks about the festival, how it came about, and the events he’s most looking forward to.

“‘Strawberry and Chocolate’ and the Oscar”

After yesterday’s interview, film historian Juan Antonio García Borrero shares with Cuban Art News an excerpt from Hasta cierto Titón, his forthcoming biography of the internationally acclaimed Cuban film director.

“Hasta cierto Titón:” A New Look at Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Film historian Juan Antonio Borrero talks with Cuban Art News about the internationally acclaimed filmmaker—Titón to his friends—and the challenges of writing a biography that captures the director, his work, and his personal contradictions.

From “PM” to Eroticism: Another Side of 1960s Cuba

While iconic images of the Revolution continue to fascinate the international media, Cuban contemporary culture is exploring other aspects of the 1960s—including the sexually expressive work of two enfants terribles, now on view in Havana.

“Video Cubano:” Cuban Video Goes Global

Featuring 31 works by 22 Cuban artists around the world, Video Cubano debuted last week in New York City. With a slate of artists that included Alexandre Arrechea, Lázaro Saavedra, and Glenda León, the edgy, slyly humorous videos touched on topics like the military, the black market, sexuality, and freedom of expression—all from a distinctly Cuban perspective.