The Project of the Century (La obra del siglo)
With Carlos M. Quintela, Jean-Jacques Martinod, and Kyle Andrew Bell in person
Presented in collaboration with Cinema Tropical
Dir. Carlos M. Quintela. Cuba, 2015, 100 mins. New York premiere. The provincial Cuban town of Juragua, the planned home of a Soviet-backed nuclear plant, is now a ghost town with near-empty high-rise buildings. With starkly beautiful black-and-white compositions, a darkly comic family drama unfolds, intercut with archival TV footage celebrating the promise of the Communist era. Preceded by Ozoners (Dirs. Jean-Jacques Martinod, Kyle Andrew Bell. U.S./France, 2014, 19 mins. New York premiere.) The end of the line for two beloved forms, the drive-in movie theater and 35mm film projection, is beautifully and poignantly captured in this short, filmed in the American South.
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