Join the Walker Art Center at four different local community centers—Sabathani Community Center, Hallie Q Brown Community Center, Phillips Community Center, and St. Paul Neighborhood Network—for free screenings of Cuban films.
Film in Community remembers the work of 1980s Twin Cities organizers, the Neighborhood Media Project, and their collaborations with community groups to host screenings at community centers. For this four-part screening series, the Walker will screen Cuban films, highlighting the connections between the political spirit of the Neighborhood Media Project and similar Cuban projects. The final screening will be followed by an in-depth conversation with Gary Cunningham, Neighborhood Media Project founder; Franklin Curbelo, organizer of the Twin Cities Cuban Film Festival; and Leola Johnson, associate professor and chair of Media and Cultural Studies at Macalester College.
– Van Van Fever (Eso que anda) (1974), Ian Padrón, November 14 , 5:30 pm, Sabathani Community Center
– The Teacher (El Brigadista) (1978), Octavio Cortázar, January 8, 6 pm, Phillips Community Center
– Short Films and Panel Discussion with Franklin Curbelo, Gary Cunningham, and Leola Johnson, February 12, 6 pm, St. Paul Neighborhood Network