DOORS & BAR 7PM / EVENT 7.30PM
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017
£5/3. Free popcorn provided.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s gutsy Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment) is a challenging work of political activism. In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Sergio, an affluent writer, chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Sergio is pessimistic about the revolution's promise to bring sweeping change to his country, and he squanders his days prowling the streets of Havana looking for female companionship.
“This stirring blend of narrative fiction, still photography and rare documentary footage catalogs the many intricacies and contradictions of a bourgeois Cuban intellectual’s loyalty to Castro’s revolution. Though Alea himself was devoted to the cause, his films forever scrutinized the self-devouring nature of Castro’s Cuba.” - Ed Gonzalez, SLANT
Memories of Underdevelopment is the last of four films selected by our Fresh Perspectives group.
(Subtitled, 1968, 1hr 44mins, Rated 15)
We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited.
Bookings can also be made in during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at the Fabrica office during office hours.