Feast Film Nights — Soy Cuba (I am Cuba) PG, Sat 13 June Copy


Feast Film Nights in asso­ci­ation with Mamb­ista present Soy Cuba (I am Cuba) plus a DJ set from Gerry Lysei­ght of the pop­u­lar Mamb­ista night, pho­to­graph­ic images of Cuba by Anna Hin­docha and a selec­tion of Cuban cock­tails to accom­pany the film.

Made in 1964, Soy Cuba is a Soviet-Cuban pro­duc­tion con­ceived as an epic cine­mat­ic poem using innov­at­ive tech­niques includ­ing breath­tak­ing track­ing shots cre­ated with rudi­ment­ary equip­ment. From the open­ing scene the hal­lu­cino­gen­ic and visu­ally stun­ning cam­er­a­work envel­ops the view­er in a trop­ic­al world on the brink of massive change. Through four dif­fer­ent stor­ies, the film shows the trans­ition of the island from Amer­ic­an oppres­sion to social­ist revolu­tion. Removed from dis­tri­bu­tion in Cuba and Rus­sia after only a week, Soy Cuba was vir­tu­ally unknown until the 1990s when it was redis­covered and cham­pioned by Mar­tin Scorsese and Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola.

8pm Doors open
8–8.45pm DJ Gerry Lysei­ght (Mambista)
8.45pm Soy Cuba (I am Cuba)

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The Por­tico Gal­lery
23a Knight’s Hill
West Nor­wood
SE27 0HS