Event Category: Films
Tue Mar 13 2018 at 04:00 pm
Teatro Santa Ana, Calle de Reloj 50-A
ABOUT THE FILM:
“Alumbrones” (Illuminations) – Unexpected, short-lived bursts of light.
ALUMBRONES is a documentary feature film that looks at the work and lives of twelve contemporary Cuban artists, living in Havana today. Visiting each person in their home and studio, the film explores the varying styles and techniques used, the themes, philosophies and ideas present in their work, as well as the many obstacles and difficulties they face on a daily basis and the feelings each person has towards the place they call home. Through in-depth interviews, the film covers a diverse range of subjects and issues, from supply shortages and constant blackouts (“apagones”) to family life, love, sex, and music.
The film premiered in Piccadilly Circus in London at the Raindance Film Festival and was selected by the United Nations, Global Peace and American Documentary Film Festivals among others, with special presentations and discussions at Stanford and Harvard Universities. Alumbrones was also recently incorporated into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) Library collection.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS:
South African-born director and producer Bruce Donnelly graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in Film and Media Studies. He moved to New York City in 2006, to further his studies with a post-graduate degree in filmmaking. In 2007, he opened Lost Boy Productions, a film company based in New
York and went on to produce a number of short and feature documentaries, commercials and narrative films.
Producer James Kubesch’s experience in production comes from his lifelong involvement in his family’s management and development of a highly successful Broadway Musical and Literary Trust. Through its many productions and projects over the years, he has gained keen insight into production schedules. He also assists in directing assets for the J.O. and Alice F. Cole Trust, a non-profit organization benefiting the development of young musical artists. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.A. in aviation technology and is a licensed pilot.
A native Cuban who immigrated to the United States as a young child, producer Fermin Rojas is a graduate of Florida International University, with a long career in finance, theater production and music. His experience and love for all three, as well as his recent re-acquaintance with his home country, has led him to a fortuitous and exciting career in filmmaking and music recording. He is the founder of “Antinous,” Cuba’s first openly gay music group.
***Tickets will go on sale a couple of weeks before the screenings***