Sunday, November 3
$5 members + students
Art Over Politics:
The Persistence of Dreams
How does art survive in a time of oppression? A series of three films, Art Over Politics: The Persistence of Dreams examines the crucial relationship between contemporary art and politics even as it extends the possibilities of the documentary form. The films highlight three particularly excruciating clashes between art and political power from fall around the globe. In each case, it is an individual’s personal vision, persistence and passion that transcend a political or culture’s repressive structures.
Unfinished Spaces is an exceptional documentary about Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s revolution, then neglected, nearly forgotten, and ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying, while Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream. A film by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, 86 min.
Click below to view an introduction to the film by David Henry, Director of Programs.