For an Impossible Cinema: Documentary and Avant-garde in Cuba Retrospective

With the radical change in Cuba in the 1960s, and opposed to Hollywood’s film politics and aesthetics, a new cinema is born in which documentary is paramount. This retrospective, curated by Michael Chanan, in partnership with Museo Reina Sofia and in collaboration with Cinemateca de Cuba, brings us this new wave of Cuban documentary filmmakers – with Santiago Álvarez and Julio García Espinosa as its pivotal figures – together with the works by foreign filmmakers who had a relation with Cuba in the 1960s such as Agnès Varda, Chris Marker and Joris Ivens.