4th Annual Havana Film Festival in New York
March 26 - April 2, 2003
This year’s Havana Film Festival in NY featured the best in Cuban and Latin American cinema, including national and international premieres, award-winning films, documentaries, shorts and animation – presented in three boroughs, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.
Cuban director Julio Garcia Espinoza is one of the founders of the New Latin American Cinema movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s, well- known for his theory of Imperfect Cinema. In addition to screenings of his films Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin, Reina y Rey, and Son o No Son, we honored him in a special program at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU with an open discussion on his filmmaking theory and practices.
· Opening with NY premiere of award winning film, Nada by Juan Carlos Cremata
· Recent trends in Latin American animation
·Cuban Cinema Classics – a collection of innovative Cuban documentaries
· Showcasing exceptional films from two important film schools – Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (International School of Cinema and Television) and Universidad del Cine de Bueños Aires (Film School of Bueños Aires)
· Music in Moving Images featuring Nosotros la Musica, De mi alma recuerdos, Leo Brouwer
· Five films by five filmmakers making their directorial debut
· Closing with NY premiere of Bolivar soy yo by Jorge Ali Triana winner at several international film festivals.