WIFI Cuban Showcase 2013

Women In Film International Committee
Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque
Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC) present

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Celebrating International Women's Day 
with the inaugural launch of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque

Los Angeles
March 7-9 and March 11, 2013
Co-Presented American Cinematheque, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Celebrate and embrace the creative vision of the women filmmakers of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque during four extraordinary days of screenings of over 21 narrative short films and documentaries, a panel discussion, Q&As and festivities.  The films offer audiences a glimpse into the psyche and heart of modern Cuban life, and a unique view of the world.  Welcome four of Cuba’s pre-eminent women filmmakers, appearing on their first American tour:

Marina Ochoa
Award-winning filmmaker, head of Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque
Milena Almira
award-winning filmmaker
Gloria Rolando
Afro-Cuban documentary filmmaker
Claudia Rojas
critically-acclaimed actress

All the events are open to the public.
Schedule changes are possible, so check back to keep up to date.

Thursday, March 7, 2:00 PM – SCREENINGS AND Q&A - BROOKS INSTITUTE
Screening of short films followed by Q&A with visiting filmmakers Marina Ochoa, Gloria Rolando, Milena Almira, Claudia Rojas
Films (47 minutes): La Costurera, El Pez De La Torre Nada En El Asfalto, Itacas, El Mundo De Raul, Espiral
Brooks Institute • 5301 N Ventura Avenue • Ventura, CA 93001 • 805-585-8000
www.brooks.edu

Friday, March 8, 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM – WORLD PREMIERE and AFTER PARTY – Co-Presented by American Cinematheque - EGYPTIAN THEATRE
Opening Night celebration of “International Women’s Day” and the International launch of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque.  An evening of documentary, animated and narrative shorts from Cuba’s
extraordinary women filmmakers. Q&A with Marina Ochoa, Gloria Rolando, Milena Almira and Claudia Rojas.
“Habana Nights in Hollywood” after party with music by Candi Sosa y Su Sexteto
Films (111 minutes): Oracion, La Costurera, El Pez De La Torre Nada En El Asfalto, Blanco Es Mi Pelo Negra Mi Piel, Itacas, Quorum, Nosotros Y El Jazz, Derecho De Ser
Egyptian Theatre • 6712 Hollywood Boulevard • Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets:  On sale at www.fandango.com/cubanwomenfilmmakersshowcase_162672/movieoverview?date=3/8/2013
$7.00 American Cinematheque & Women In Film members – must present membership card at the box office
$9.00 Seniors 65+/Students w/valid ID
$11.00 (General Admission)
www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/cuban-women-filmmakers-showcase

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – SCREENINGS, PANEL DISCUSSION and RECEPTION – Co-Presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles - SUNSET GOWER STUDIOS
Join producer Academy Award® nominated Producer Laura Bickford (Traffic, Che, Arbitrage) as she moderates a panel discussion with Amie Williams (Director of the IDA Award Nominated - We Are Wisconsin; Co-Founder Global Girl Media), Kamala Lopez (A Single Woman, Ese Beso) and the visiting Cuban filmmakers Marina Ochoa, Milena Almira, Gloria Rolando and Claudia Rojas on exploring
how American and Cuban women filmmakers are fueling modern global cinema.
Topics will include how the two countries see women depicted and the perception of each other’s roles in storytelling.
  Examine what drives women filmmakers to bring stories to life and to an audience.
  Enjoy meeting the filmmakers at a light refreshment reception.

2 – 4 – SHORT FILM SCREENINGS from the filmmakers of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque
Films (108 minutes): Julieta Busca A Romeo, Misericordia, Tacones Cercanos, Mirame Mi Amour, Terra Roja
4 – 7 – PANEL: “The Independent Story Finds A Home In Global Cinema: Where Women Are Taking The Lead” and RECEPTION
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower Studios • 6062 Fountain Avenue • Los Angeles, CA 90028
(Enter Sunset Gower directly across the street from/just north of this address)
www.nfmla.org

Tickets:  Purchase advance tickets online at www.newfilmmakersla.com/programs/2013/nfmla-march9.html
$10.00 -  WIF/NewFilmmakers members
$15.00 -  General Admission
Seating is limited. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the event at the door (cash or check only).

Monday, March 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm - SCREENINGS AND Q&A - USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS
Screening of short films followed by Q&A with visiting filmmakers.
Films (64 minutes): Patria, El Grito, La Bestia, A La Hora De La Sopa, Dos Hermanos, Oracion
USC School of Cinematic Arts, Broccoli Theater • SCA 112, George Lucas Building • USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex  
900 W. 34th Street •  Los Angeles, CA 90007
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13368

Free Admission: Open to the public. RSVP not required.

Honorary Hosts:
Annette Bening, Laura Bickford, Jackson Browne, Lisa Cholodenko, James Cromwell, Isabel Cueva, Benicio Del Toro, Hector Elizondo, Naomi Foner, Brad Horwitz, Penny Marshall, Mike and Irena Medavoy, Nestor Torres, Rick Nicita and Paula Wagner, Sean Penn, Shervin and Anahita Pishevar, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Sarandon, Hilda Solis, Andy Spahn, Oliver Stone, Dionne Warwick and Haskell Wexler

Showcase Sponsors:
Shangri-La Entertainment, Sean Penn, the Shervin & Ana Pishevar Foundation, Brad Horwitz, Cuba Travel Services, SDI Media Group, Aris Anagnos, Hector Elizondo, Harvey Vechery, Jane Goren and and other generous individuals.

Showcase Media Sponsor:
www.cubanow.net

Los Angeles Media Sponsor:
KPFK Radio 90.7fm Pacifica Radio Network

Los Angeles Sponsors:
Councilman Eric Garcetti, Vanity Cosmetics (Chelsea Senella; makeup, Louisa Jovanovic; hair stylist), Rodi Marketing, Tikkun Holistic Spa (Pam Inoue), Versailles, American Entertainment Insurance, Canal Club, Danny’s, James Beach, Delmy Pupusas, The Media Complex, Alison Ambrosi Creative

Miami Sponsor:
Antigal Winery & Estates


Academic Partners:
Brooks Institute, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Tisch School of the Arts, Maysles Institute, Ai Miami International University of Art & Design

Original Poster Artwork by Karlo Polo. Inspired by the Artwork “Cuba Libre” by Jane Goren

This event was produced by the Women In Film International Committee, Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, and the ICAIC

PRODUCERS:
Luis Notario, Adivor to the President of ICAIC (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos) and Editor of Cubanow Magazine, Habana
Suzanne Thompson, Producer, Los Angeles

WOMEN IN FILM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE:
Ruby Lopez, Co-Chair
Tobie Loomis, Advisory Chair

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Laura Bickford, Producer, Los Angeles
Gwen Deglise, Programming, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles
Leslie Fields-Cruz, V.P. and Director of Programming at the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), New York City
Ellen Harrington, Director of Exhibitions and Special Events  Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles
Gary Shapiro, Senior VP,  Manifesto, New York City

PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS and SPONSORS

SHOWCASE PRESENTERS:

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LOS ANGELES CO-PRESENTERS:

american-cinematheque

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ampas

NEW YORK CO-PRESENTERS:

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MIAMI CO-PRESENTERS:

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Academic Partners:

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 usc

maysles-cinema

 ai-miu-miami

TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Showcase Sponsors:

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Subtitling, Dubbing, Media & Post Production
(translated and subtitled over 15 films for the showcase)


Los Angeles Media Sponsor:

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Los Angeles Sponsors:

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Chelsea Senella make-up artist; Louisa Jovanovic, hair stylist

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alison-ambrosi

Miami Sponsor:

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