Tuesday, October 26
HavanYork: talk discussion with director
"The making of the film HavanYork: African diaspora, colonialism and the birth of the hip-hop movement in New York and Havana in a comparative perspective," a public talk by Luciano Larobina (Film Director of HavanYork)
Extra-bonus: Soandry the East of Havana's film star will participate in the discussion
Date and Time: Tuesday October 26, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus
Free & Open to the Public ** Pizza & drinks provided**
"Havanyork"(Dir. Luciano Larobina. Mexico, 2009) is an imaginary–borderless space where a dialogue connects two worlds which explores the evolution of two parallel realities in a common artistic movement: hip hop. Luciano Larobina's documentary achievement resides in the comparative perspective he makes from New York to Havana. One of the most interesting contributions of the film resides in the interviews collected from 70's and 80's founders of the New York hip hop movement like The Fantastic Aleems, DJ Tony Tone from the "Wild Style" movement, The Last Poets, Dani Hoch, Afrika Bamabata, and others, as well as the reflection Cuban hip hop musicians make on their own work particularly on the concept of revolution.
Wednesday October 27
HavanYork: Screening INTRODUCTION BY DIRECTOR lUCIANO LAROBINA followed by Q&A
Date and Time: Wednesday October 27, 2010 Reception at 6:00 / Film at 6.30 p.m.
Location: Frick Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus
Free & Open to the Public ** Appetizers & drinks provided**
The rebellious and contestatory discourse of the musicians portrayed in HavanaYork invites us to reflect on counterculture and the parallel realities that arise in every government system. The dreams, the family, the barrio, the city, life, war, and politics are some of the themes that permeate their music and nourish the film's message. The camera portrays, with a participatory vision, the reflections that the musicians of both cities have expressed in relation to their roots, the evolution of the drum, and to the soul of Hip Hop. More info: www.havanyork.com
About the Director:
Luciano Larobina (1972) was born in Patagonia, Argentina but lives in Mexico DF. He studied film direction at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba and has recently received numerous recognitions for his film HavanYork.
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Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies and The Friends of Latin American Cinema/ Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Film Series 2010