LPB is giving away tickets for you and one (1) guest to a screening of UNFINISHED SPACES by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray at Los Angeles’ DocuWeeks™. The screening will take place on Friday, August 19th at 5:35pm at Laemmle Sunset in Los Angeles. All you have to do is answer the following question and you can win the free tickets! Question: Who said “Cuba will count as having the most beautiful academy of arts in the world”? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer.
Following their emotional exile from Cuba in 1965, three architects return forty years later to finish what was considered the world’s most spectacular and futuristic art school, but was left to ruin by the country’s Revolution.
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school’s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.
UNFINISHED SPACES features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists. For more information about UNFINISHED SPACES, please visit the filmmaker’s website HERE.
UNFINISHED SPACES DocuWeeks Los Angeles Schedule
Friday, August 19th, 12 noon and 5:35 pm
Saturday, August 20th, 3:35 pm and 9:50 pm
Sunday, August 21s,t 1:50 pm and 7:30 pm
Monday, August 22nd, 12 noon and 5:35 pm
Tuesday, August 23rd, 1:50 pm and 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 24th, 3:35 pm and 9:50 pm
Thursday, August 25th, 12 noon and 5:35 pm
Tickets for individual films at the Laemmle Sunset 5 are $11.00 for general admission, $8.00 for IDA members, and $8.00 for seniors and children. Tickets can be purchased at the Laemmle Sunset 5 box office at 8000 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 online HERE.
For the complete Docuweeks program and schedule, please visit the IDA website HERE.