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06:00 pm, Friday Nov 09

Director’s Inspirations – Francis Ford Coppola: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

This renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household.

06:00 pm, Friday Nov 16

Screening of MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT (Cuba)

In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Sergio, an affluent writer, chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Sergio is pessimistic about the revolution’s promise to bring sweeping change to his country, and he squanders his days prowling the streets of Havana looking for female companionship. Trouble erupts when his fling with chaste Elena nearly ruins him after her family accuses Sergio of rape.

Presented with Havana Film Festival NY.

06:00 pm, Friday Dec 07

Director’s Inspirations – Spike Lee: DOG DAY AFTERNOON

When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile, try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension.