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Monday, June 18 • 8:30pm - 10:15pm
Minka, Unfinished Spaces, presented by Film Sprout

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Minka | Dir: Davina Pardo | DVD | 16min | 2011 | USA |

A film about place and memory, a farmhouse in Japan, and the lives of the people who called it home.

Unfinished Spaces | Dir. Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray | HD | Color | 86 min | 2011 |  USA | English and Spanish with subtitles

Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately 
rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a 
former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began 
immediately and the school’s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and
 artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the 
dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly 
halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing
 political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished 
and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their
unrealized dream.

Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and
 passion of three revolutionary artists whose inspiration and ideals could ultimately
 destroy them.

 

Q&A with director Alysa Nahmias following the screening



Monday June 18, 2012 8:30pm - 10:15pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

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