Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening: "Memoria de desarrollo/Memories of development" by Miguel Coyula

October 4th, 2013
4:30PM-7PM

Location
Café Istanbul

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is screening the film Memorias del desarrollo as a part of its Radical Caribbeans Conference. The film is a part of the traveling film festival Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival, sponsored and collaborated by Florida Atlantic University, Tulane University, Rice University, and Princeton.
The film will begin promptly at 4:30PM on Friday, October 4th, at Café Istanbul. There will be a director Q & A to follow until 7PM. All who are interested are welcome to attend. Café Istanbul is located at 2372 St. Claude Ave.

Memories of Overdevelopment (2010) Miguel Coyula – 112mins.
Synopsis: A Cuban intellectual abandons the Revolution and underdevelopment only to find that he does not fit in his new life in the “overdeveloped” world. A character study of an apolitical, solitary man without defined ideologies who confronts old age, desire, and the impossibility of belonging in any society. The narration is a collage of memories and daydreams in which fiction, animation, and documentary elements converge and are manipulated and assembled in the same way memory works. Based on the homonymous novel by Edmundo Desnoes.

About the director: Miguel Coyula (Cuba, 1977) A graduate of the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba with a specialty in Directing, Coyula was also a participant in the Workshop on Digital and Analog Visual Effects conducted by the directors of films like Indiana Jones, ET, The Lion King, Titantic, Godzilla, among others. He is a member of the UNEAC (National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists) and of the National Video Movement. Some of his recent literary works include the short stories, “Al fin, el fin,” “Pirámide,” “Cemento negro cimiento,” “Cuento de historias negras” and “Stand-Art;” and the essays “Estoy tratando de decir que…”, “Cine Independiente, Cine Dependiente”(reprinted in this program) and the novel Mar Rojo, Mal Azul. In 2001 he received a scholarship to study at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009 in New York City. In 2010 he returned to Habana where he is now working on his third feature film. He also works as a free-lance cameraman and conducts workshops and gives lectures on digital cinema while continuing to develop his cinematography outside the traditional circuits of production.

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