EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE / THE LAST SUIT
A film by Pablo Solarz
(2017 | Spain/Argentina | English Subtitles | Fiction | 92 min.)
An aging Jewish tailor leaves his life in Argentina to embark on a journey back through time and halfway around the world, in the bittersweet road movie THE LAST SUIT.
Eighty-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is about to be put out to pasture by his children, who have sold his house in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and booked him into a retirement home. Refusing to bow to family pressure, he sets off on an adventure from which he doesn’t expect to return. Fueled by a sense of duty, and a quest for closure and fulfillment, Abraham decides that the moment has come to fulfill a promise and seek out an old friend. With assistance from a cast of kindly strangers, the sharply-dressed suit maker travels by train across Europe from Spain to Poland, in search of the man who saved him from certain death at Auschwitz. Undeterred by a series of travel mishaps, family foibles and geographical obstacles along the way, the hard edges of the cantankerous Abraham gradually soften.
Writer-director Pablo Solarz imbues his heartfelt and charming tale with nostalgic sepia-tinted colors, a klezmer-infused score, and delicate humor. Heartfelt and charming, THE LAST SUIT exudes a poignant message of the enduring importance of family, friends and honor.
About HFFNY: The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) echoes the mission of the Havana Film Festival in Cuba (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano) by acting as a platform for films from Central and South America, the Caribbean and Mexico as well as Latino films from the U.S. that lack the recognition they deserve. A project of the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), HFFNY is proud to represent the largest collection of Cuban films and showcase those Latino cinematic gems that are rarely screened in the U.S.
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times