Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Film Screening: Unfinished Spaces

April 25th, 2012
7:00 PM

Prytania Theater
5339 Prytania Street

The New Orleans Film Society will present a special screening of the film Unfinished Spaces on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Prytania Theatre as part of our 3rd Annual filmOrama Film Festival, a spring showcase of new foreign and independent film. Unfinished Spaces is a documentary about the unfinished national art schools of Cuba that were partly constructed in the 1960s.

Film Synopsis
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba‘€™s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school‘€™s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.

Click here for more information and to view the official trailer.

Cuba + People
Marilyn Miller
Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese