EPICENTRO: Cuban Utopia!
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About the Event
Every Friday this Summer, Epsilon Spires transforms the parking lot into an outdoor cinema!
Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative films projected on the big screen. Our programming celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!
July 9th, 8pm EPICENTRO: Cuban Utopia!
The latest film EPICENTRO (2020) from Academy Award–nominated director Hubert Sauper (Darwin’s Nightmare) offers an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, <<utopian>> Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. This film explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana—especially the children, who Sauper calls "young prophets"—to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema Documentary at Sundance Film Festival. Tonight's film program begins at Sundown 8:30 with POWERS OF TEN (1977, 9 mins) by Charles and Ray Eames.
We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need! Feel free to pick your spot and please be respectful to the spaces of other audience members. Entry Includes a Raffle Ticket for each person!
Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.
In the case of rain the event will be moved into our Sanctuary, which will have socially distanced seating and co-vid precautions in place.
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