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October 4th, 2013
| The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is screening the film Memorias del desarrollo as a part of its Radical Caribbeans Conference. The film is a part of the traveling film festival Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival, sponsored and collaborated by Florida Atlantic University, Tulane University, Rice University, and Princeton.
The film will begin promptly at 4:30PM on Friday, October 4th, at Café Istanbul. There will be a director Q & A to follow until 7PM. All who are interested are welcome to attend. Café Istanbul is located at 2372 St. Claude Ave.
Memories of Overdevelopment (2010) Miguel Coyula – 112mins.
Synopsis: A Cuban intellectual abandons the Revolution and underdevelopment only to find that he does not fit in his new life in the "overdeveloped" world. A character study of an apolitical, solitary man without defined ideologies who confronts old age, desire, and the impossibility of belonging in any society. The narration is a collage of memories and daydreams in which fiction, animation, and documentary elements converge and are manipulated and assembled in the same way memory works. Based on the homonymous novel by Edmundo Desnoes.
About the director: Miguel Coyula (Cuba, 1977) A graduate of the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba with a specialty in Directing, Coyula was also a participant in the Workshop on Digital and Analog Visual Effects conducted by the directors of films like Indiana Jones, ET, The Lion King, Titantic, Godzilla, among others. He is a member of the UNEAC (National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists) and of the National Video Movement. Some of his recent literary works include the short stories, "Al fin, el fin," "Pirámide," "Cemento negro cimiento," "Cuento de historias negras" and "Stand-Art;" and the essays "Estoy tratando de decir que…", "Cine Independiente, Cine Dependiente"(reprinted in this program) and the novel Mar Rojo, Mal Azul. In 2001 he received a scholarship to study at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009 in New York City. In 2010 he returned to Habana where he is now working on his third feature film. He also works as a free-lance cameraman and conducts workshops and gives lectures on digital cinema while continuing to develop his cinematography outside the traditional circuits of production.
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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.
For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.
For the event flyer, click here.
The Pebbles Center turns 10!
The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!
Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.
El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.
Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.
Photo by Nina Menconi.
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Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.
Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.