This event is co-organized by Instituto Cervantes, Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER), and the Hispanic New York Project. Co-sponsoredby the Latin American Student Association (LASA). With the support ofThe Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Curated by Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Claudio Iván Remeseira
ALL SCREENINGS START AT 6 PM *** FREE ACCESS *** Please arrive 15 minutes before announced screening time to ensure good seating
OCTOBER 19: SPECIAL SCREENING: HISPANIC NEW YORK MUSIC & FILM
RECORDANDO AL MAMONCILLO (Pamela Sporn, 2006, 15 minutes; U.S.A.) Every second Sunday of July for over 30 years, hundreds of Cubans and lovers of Cuban music have assembled at the Bohemian Beer Garden in Queens for a very special festival. Organized by the Club Cubano Interamericano, the festival is not just a dance, but an event that maintains Cuban culture and history in New York City. In English and Spanish. Q&A with Pamela Sporn.
EL ESPIRITU DE LA SALSA (Francisco Bello, Tim Sternberg, 2010, 47 minutes; U.S.A.) Academy Award®-nominated filmmakers Jon Alpert, Francisco Bello, Matthew O’Neill and Tim Sternberg spotlight a diverse group of ten New Yorkers as they invigorate their lives through the rich art of salsa dancing under the tutelage of celebrated salsa dance instructor Tomas Guerrero of the Santo Rico Dance Company. Ranging from the Hudson River’s revitalized waterfront to the streets of Spanish Harlem to the glamour of Times Square, El Espiritu de la Salsa follows a cast of dancers, including a E.R. doctor from Battery Park, a heartbroken Wall Street trader, a Midtown Manhattan policeman and a Queens construction contractor, who have 6 weeks to rehearse for their first public performance. In English with Spanish subtitles. Q&A Guest with Francisco Bello.
Hope to see some of you at the festival. Let’s support our filmmakers in their quest to tell their stories riddled with perseverance, tradition and pride of our cultural heritage, regardless of the background.
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