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Alucine Film Festival Shines Light on Cuban Filmmakers

Take another look at Cuba through the lens of Cuban filmmakers from across Canada and the diaspora at this year's Alucine Latin Fim + Media Festival. Celebrating its 15th year, the festival shines the spotlight on Cuba with a few short film programmes--one in conjunction with a photographic exhibition. All films will include English subtitles.

Friday, April 3rd, 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
317 Dundas St. West 
Films Followed by Q & A with the filmmakers
Pay What You Can

This selection of short films will eschew stereotypical views of "Cubanness" while entertaining and elucidating. 

Saturday April 4th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Theatre Direct / Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Studio 170
Pay What You Can

Filmmakers, Patricia Pérez and Daniellis Hernandez, graduates of the International Film and Television School, document the lives of Cubans in the diaspora. Pérez's "Municipal Swimming Pool" illuminates the lives of multiple generations that work and visit a public pool in Coruña, Galicia. While Hernandez's "Extravio" reveals the struggles of a Black Cuban woman trying to find her place among people of colour in Manchester, England.

Saturday April 4th, 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ontario
56′ + Q & A following the film
Pay What You Can

Photographer and filmmaker, Hassan’s works have been exhibited in prestigious film festivals such Locarno and the Journée Suisse at Cannes, and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Her upcoming feature documentary "Portrait à l’encre" will be co-directed with long-term friend and collaborator Patricia Pérez (see above)

Alucine April 2 - 5, 2015
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