Category Archives: Film matters

Reflections on Cuban Cinema

Reflections on Cuban cinema, in answer to questions from the Havana Glasgow Film Festival, ahead of this year’s festival which opens on November 10th with ‘Cuba: Living Between Hurricanes’.  https://hgfilmfest.com/2020/10/19/extraordinary-cuba-an-interview-with-michael-chanan/ Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Santiago Alvarez

Happy Birthday Santiago Alvarez Born 18 March 1919, Havana Died 20 May 1998, Havana Santiago Alvarez was not speaking metaphorically when he said that the Revolution made him a filmmaker. Before the creation of Cuba’s revolutionary film institute in 1959 … Continue reading

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Radical Film in Birmingham

One of the notable features at the inaugural conference of the Radical Film Network in Birmingham last weekend was the mix of generations, from new blood to survivors from the days of the IFA (Independent Filmmakers Association) in the 1970s. Speaking … Continue reading

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