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.
Angela Valella opens in Miami, a long-awaited San Alejandro reunion takes place in South Florida, Enrique Martínez Celaya opens in New York, and Cuban photography comes to the AIPAD show. A Yiddish-Cuban opera premieres in Havana, the play 10 Million comes to New York, and the Havana New York Film Festival kicks off with a preview and party in the Bronx.
Consuelo Castañeda opens her first show in Cuba in almost 30 years, Rafael Domenech curates an exploration of domestic life in North Miami, and The-Merger solos in Tenerife. Photographer Eduardo García is a Magnum Award finalist, and a restored Memories of Underdevelopment screens at the New York Film Festival.
Glexis Novoa opens a solo show at the Museo Nacional, Wifredo Lam opens in London, and Sandra Ramos explores drugs and Don Quixote in Mexico City. Carmen Herrera opens at the Whitney, Cuban Forever Revisited opens at the Pizzuti Collection, and El Acompañante heads to the Oscars.
This spring, cinematographer Iván Nápoles was awarded the 2016 National Film Award. In tribute to Nápoles and the ICAIC Latin American News, we present an excerpt from Diona Espinosa Naranjo’s interview with documentary director Francisco Puñal.