Soy Cuba at The Getty Center on June 11
In 1964 Cuba and Russia joined efforts to produce a stunning film that paid homage to the Cuban Revolution. Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, it was shot in black and white, sometimes using infrared film with amazing cinematography by Sergei Urusevsky. Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Cuban poet Enrique Barnet wrote the screen play creating the ultimate visual poem.
Both Soviet and Cuban governments hated it, critics panned it, and the film found no audience. It was buried for over 30 years but was resurrected in the 1990’s by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. True eye candy. This is a great opportunity to see it screened which does not happen very often.