The Graduate Film Studies Group is proud to co-sponsor the conference on Early Revolutionary Cuban Film 1961-1968: Ideology, Aesthetics, Censorship An Homage to Fausto Canel.
Press Release: The event Early Revolutionary Cuban Film 1961-1968: An Homage to Fausto Canel, made possible by the Graduate Film Studies Group, the Center for Latin American Studies and organized by Gerardo Munoz, will take place November 10, 2011. The event will consist of a panel discussion with prominent critics of Cuban culture and film around the legacies and histories of early 1960s revolutionary Cuban film, taking as the starting point the “P.M. affair”. The event will include a screening of Cuban filmmaker Fausto Canel’s important film, Desarraigo (1964). Fausto Canel, to whom the event is dedicated, was a leading a film critic of the important cultural supplement Lunes de Revolucion, headed by prominent Cuban writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante, as well as a pioneer in the early years of the Cuban Film Industry. He directed documentaries that include Carnaval (1960), Hemingway (1962), and later the features Desarraigo (1964) and Papeles son papeles (1966). The event is honored to have Fausto Canel present during both sessions of the event. The panel discussion and talk by Fausto Canel to take place in Pugh Hall room 210 beginning at 9:35 am; the screening of Desarraigo (1964) will be presented by Prof. Lillian Guerra in Matherly Hall room 18 at 6:00 pm.