Visual and Dramatic Arts
Dean of Humanities
Crepúsculo (37 min); El Techo (75 min); Venecia (74 min)
Friday, April 21, 2017
Directors: Juan Pablo Daranas; Patricia Ramos Hernández; Enrique Álvarez
to 9:15 PM
Cinema (Rm #100) Rice Media Center
Rice University - Entrance #8, University Blvd & Stockton Ave
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA
Cuban Film Series
CREPUSCULO: Synopsis: Alicia is a young girl who dreams of being an actress but works as a clown in a mediocre traveling circus. During a tour through a remote mountain community where there isn’t even electricity, she meets Abelito, a child with a skin illness that doesn't allow him to be exposed to sunlight.
EL TECHO: Synopsis: On a rooftop in the center of Havana, three young friends meet daily to tell stories and dreams, to try to make time pass unnoticed. In the midst of their boredom, with little resources and dreaming of prosperity, they decide to set up their own business. The cost of this dream, in the end, will lead to personal maturity, not without some happiness.
VENECIA: Synopsis: Three working-class Cuban women, hairstylists by trade, paint the town red and dream of better lives over one long, emotionally naked night on the outskirts of Havana.