Contemporary Cuba’s Films & Millennials Focus of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Events—May 31 & June 1


NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host two events focused on contemporary Cuba, “Cuban Lens” (May 31) and “Cuban Millennials” (June 1)—evenings that will consider social and cultural transformations on the island nation.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host two events focused on contemporary Cuba, “Cuban Lens” (May 31) and “Cuban Millennials” (June 1)—evenings that will consider social and cultural transformations on the island nation.

“Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers”: May 31, 7 p.m.
The evening will feature emerging filmmakers whose work captures the country’s transformation while honoring the history of Cuban cinema. The event’s screenings and conversations with filmmakers will reflect on subjects such as race, emigration, gender, and tensions around identity—topics newly imagined by young and diverse filmmakers. Screened films (in Spanish with English subtitles) include “Casa de la noche” (directed by Marcel Beltrán),  “Conectifai” (directed by Zoe Miranda), and “Abecé” (directed by Diana Montero)—whose directors will take part in a post-screening panel discussion—as well as “El hijo del sueño” (directed by Alejandro Alonso), “Limbo” (directed by Rafael Ramírez), and “Batería" (directed by Damian Sáinz).
Location: 53 Washington Square South (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

This event has been organized with Bach Media.

“Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty First-Century Cuba”: June 1, 6 p.m.
The discussion will feature Cuban-born millennial designers, artists, and journalists who will discuss the making and consumption of culture and media on the island: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, editor, El Estornudo; Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, editor, Periodismo de Barrio; Yali Romagoza, fashion designer and multimedia artist; and Rodolfo Peraza, video game artist. 
Location: 53 Washington Square South (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets)

The events, which will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation in both languages, are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Both events are organized with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program.

Editor’s Note
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.

 

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