In his stylistic tour de force, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea blends narrative fiction and documentary to get inside the head of an alienated, morally ambiguous intellectual driven by conflicting attitudes. The film explores a new reality on the streets of Havana, shortly after the Bay of Pigs invasion. 1968, DCP, 97 minutes.
The Friday, February 9 presentation of Memories of Underdevelopment will feature an introduction by and post-screening discussion with August Nimtz, Professor of Political Science and African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota. The introduction and post-screening discussion will be ASL interpreted.
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC). Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.