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Forbidden Cuba

  • Colligan Plaza Theater 1020 River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Forbidden Cuba

Narrative Feature, 1 hr 20 mins

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Scheduled to attend: Art Jones (Director / Writer / Producer), Raphael Duvernay (Co-DP / Co-Producer), Joe Foley ((Co-DP / Co-Producer)

Synopsis: An American businessman travels to Cuba to find an executive gone rogue, and finds his eyes opened to the beauty and vibrant culture of Cuba, challenging his corporate directives, his identity and everything he has known. Without permits, permission or a Plan B, we filmed “Forbidden Cuba” guerilla-style across the island to help bridge cultures and reveal a nation on the verge of dramatic change. Our film is the first American feature made in Cuba since the revolution of 1959.

Director: Art heads Great Jones Productions in New York, and as director/producer, fuses filmmaking with community-building to spark social action. His narrative films, "Dodgeball," "Going Nomad" and "Lustre" played on HBO, PBS and in theaters, parking lots and bare-bulb basements across America. His documentary, "The Blood in this Town" traveled to all 50 shares, sharing revitalization know-how with struggling small towns and cities. Art graduated from Brown, lives in Brooklyn and serves as Adjunct Professor of Film at Hunter College. He’s been nominated for Film Independent's John Cassavetes Award and does all stunts without a net.