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Film series includes "Our Man in Havana" (1960), "I Am Cuba!" (1964), "Lucía" (1969),
and "Memories of Underdevelopment" (1968)

Film Series: Soy Cuba!

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center

Saturday, June 11; 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12; 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

June 6, 2011

LOS ANGELES—Next week, June 11 and 12, the Getty Museum will screen films about the island nation as part of the film series Soy Cuba!. This four-part film series examines both the beauty and brutality of Cuba from various perspectives. The series complements the exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, currently on view at the Getty Center.

Film Series Schedule:

All screenings take place at the Harold Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. The event is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, visit or call (310) 440-7300.

Our Man in Havana (1960)
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Graham Greene penned this cynical comedy, directed by Carol Reed, about vacuum-cleaner salesman Jim Wormold, whose territory happens to be pre-revolutionary Cuba.

I Am Cuba! (1964)
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

In this film by Mikhail Kalatozov, four vignettes set in pre-Castro Cuba dramatize the need for insurrection, idealizing hardworking but exploited peasants and Fidel Castro's staunch, freedom-loving revolutionaries.

Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Combining drama with documentary footage, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's Memories of Underdevelopment tells the story of Sergio, a wealthy, introspective author who decides to remain in Cuba.

Lucía (1969)
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Humberto Solas, Lucía tells three stories of three periods of Cuban history from the vantage point of three women, each named Lucía.


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Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7304

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