Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Docs in Motion honors Nicolás Guillén Landrián in our first Documentary Nights
Zu Galeria Fine Arts and Docs in Motion cordially invite you to experience a night unlike any other. A night to celebrate the life and work of Cuban documentary filmmaker, poet and artist Nicolás Guillén Landrián.
April 15, 8pm
Zu Galeria Fine Arts
2248 SW 8th Street
Miami, Fl 33135
Nicolás Guillén Landrián (1938 in Camagüey, Cuba - July 23, 2003 in Miami, Florida) was an experimental Cuban filmmaker, painter and poet. Most of his documentaries were censured, apparently because he was not considered of the quality required to represent the Cuban Film Industry. Nephew of the poet Nicolas Guillen, he was also a painter and writer. Most of his films are still unknown in Cuba and even less in the world. He was sent to jail twice and also to a mental institution, where he was given electric shock treatment. Irreverent, experimental and in some ways sarcastic, some of his films have survived censorship.
Documentaries showing will be:
Inside Downtown (2001)
A 30-minute look at homelessness which recreated life in this peculiar area of Miami. Filmmakers: Nicolas Guillen Landrian and Jorge Egusquiza Zorrilla
El fin pero no es el fin/The end but not the end
(2005, 21 min., color, Coincident Productions & Village Films)
A look at the life of cuban filmmaker, poet and artist Nicolás Guillén Landrián. Filmmakers: Jorge Egusquiza Zorrilla and
Victor Jimenez Sosa
Cost $5 per person
Live acoustic music by Fatkingbulla
Hosted by Lola
Refreshments by Harvest Delights
Sponsored by: Arquia Productions, Carla Projects, Harvest Delights and Zu Galeria Fine Arts.
About Docs in Motion: The mission of Docs in Motion screenings is to spotlight thriving local and international Latin American and Caribbean documentaries filmmakers and to enrich the American vision of Miami and the continent's social and cultural diversity.