FILM FORWARD joins forces for the second year with the esteemed Puerto Rico Film Society, returning to the capital of San Juan and traveling to Caguas in the center of the island for the first time for a special presentation UNFINISHED SPACES September 19-22, 2012. Producer Alysa Nahmias will join the program from New York City to participate in post-screening audience discussions and Q&As. She will also participate on a special panel exploring the intersection of film and architecture with local architects at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Architecture in San Juan. The filmmaker will also conduct a narrative workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan as well as a documentary workshop at the Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos in Caguas. For more information, please visit: www.sundance.org/filmforward.
Producers: Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray
In 1961, in the heady first days of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro asked three visionary architects to build the Cuban National Arts Schools on what had been the golf course of a country club. Before they construction was completed, the Revolution became Sovietized, and suddenly the project was denounced as bourgeoise and counter-revolutionary. The story has many more fascinating twists and turns, as these radical, magnificent buildings become a prism through which we see the turbulent, ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and follow the fates of the three architects, now in their 80s, who would get a second chance to revitalize their utopian project.
For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.unfinishedspaces.com.