Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

December 19, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
301 Conti Street
Mobile, Alabama

What is the most important issue facing your community today? Channel these concerns into your own personal literary creation in a found poetry workshop, followed by a screening of Memories of Underdevelopment, the second film in our Cuba Premieres Film Series.
In Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s late 1960s masterpiece, a wealthy writer reflects on his role in the changing political climate of post-revolutionary Cuba, seeking solace in unlikely relationships following his family’s abrupt emigration to Miami.

‘Hugely effective and moving.’ (The New York Times)
‘The first great international success of Cuban cinema.’ (Filmmaker Michael Chanan)
‘A stylistic tour de force.’ (Cineaste)
‘One of the best films ever made.’ (The Guardian)

FREE, no registration required, suitable only for 15 years and over. Entry to ‘Back to Havana’ prior to the screening is also free.

Generous funding for ‘Back to Havana’ and the ‘Cuba Premieres’ Film Series is provided by Wind Creek Hospitality, The City of Mobile, and Mobile County Commission, Alabama State Council on the Arts, The Hearin-Chandler Foundation, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, The Crampton Trust, The Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust, Visit Mobile, The Support The Arts License Tag, and The Community Foundation of South Alabama.

We are also grateful for the support of our media partners: Alabama Media Group, Alabama Public Radio, and Alabama Coasting. 

‘Back to Havana’ features a number of works graciously loaned by the collection of Terri and Steven Certilman – Discoveries in Art and is a P.S. Satellite, a project of Prospect New Orleans.

Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968 / Black and White / 97 min / Mono