This screening includes Hugo Perez
- Date and time:
- Fri, March 27, From 4–5:15 pm
- 1 hr 15 min
- Free, but ticketed
In this program, “Portrait of the Artist as a Cuban Filmmaker,” writer/director Hugo Perez will share his experiences producing documentaries in Cuba, making the transition from non-fiction to fiction filmmaking, and his experiences as a filmmaker who’s been described as a ‘Latino Almodóvar.’ The program will include screenings of several of Perez’s short films, including: The Old Man and Hemingway (2004, 8 min), a portrait of 100-year-old Gregorio Fuentes, Ernest Hemingway’s boat captain in Cuba; Betty La Flaca (2006, 8 min), which follows the character of ‘skinny’ Betty, who decides she needs to enhance her figure through homegrown plastic surgery; and Seed (2010, 15 min), a science-fiction drama set in farm country, where—after a decade of famine and food riots—the Mendelian Corporation feeds (and controls) the world through its genetically modified seeds, pitting family members against one another.