FRESA Y CHOCOLATE (Strawberry and Chocolate, 1993)
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA as the Academy
Screening of Academy Film Archive 35mm print. 110 minutes.
Featuring a 7 p.m. pre-show performance by LA Cuban All Stars and a presentation on Cuban film posters by Sandra Levinson, Executive Director of the Center for Cuban Studies, Beth Rosenblum, Ph.D., Carol A. Wells, founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and curator of the "Hollywood in Havana" poster exhibition at the PMCA, Susana Smith Bautista, Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Panelists: actors Jorge Perugorría and Mirta Ibarra. Moderated by Luciano Castillo, director of the Cuban Film Archive in Havana.
Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío. Produced by Miguel Mendoza. Screenplay by Senel Paz, based on his short story "The Wolf, the Forest and the New Man."
Cast: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno, Joel Angelino, Marilyn Solaya.
Fresa y Chocolate, Cuba's only Foreign Language Film Award nominee to date, explores political tensions in Castro's Cuba in the 1970s, especially in regard to the oppression of the gay community. It follows the burgeoning friendship between naïve college student David (Vladimir Cruz) and political rebel Diego (Jorge Perugorría), as they negotiate society's expectations of them as men, revolutionaries, artists and friends. American critics praised the film, expressing surprise at its sophisticated and frank treatment of sexuality and Cuban politics.
Free parking is available in the garages at 8920 Wilshire and 9025 Wilshire starting at 6:30pm on the day of the event.
Sponsored by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, The Getty, Bank of America
Monday, November 13, 2017
7:30PM to 10:30PM
Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211