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NG Cuba Next Generation Cuban Film Festival at UC Santa Barbara

Dates: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00p PM – Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 PM

Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara

The Pollock Theater’s first Film Festival showcases the diverse talents of emerging Cuban filmmakers. With state-of-the-art presentation and post screening Q&A’s with directors, this festival offers a unique experience that should not be missed.


20% off with purchase of NG Cuban Pass (all four films included)

Students- $16.00
Community- $32.00

October 9- MELAZA, 80 min
With the closure of the sugar mill, the little town of Molasses is devastated and lifeless. Aldo and Monica, a young married couple, try to find a way to survive. By supporting each other, they try to save their world without losing faith. Please join us for a Q&A following the screening with Director Carlos Lechuga and Producer Claudia Calvino.

October 16- LA PISCINA, 65 min
During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.

October 23- MEMORIAS DEL DESARROLLO, 113 min
An intellectual leaves the Cuban revolution and ‘underdevelopment’ behind only to find himself at odds with the ambiguities of his new life in the ‘developed’ world. A portrait of alienation, of an outsider with no clear-cut politics or ideology.Please join us for a Q&A following the screening with Director Miguel Coyula.

October 30- JUAN OF THE DEAD, 92 min
A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. Please join us for a Q&A following the screening with Director Alejandro Brugues

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