Please join us for the showing of the award winning film, Unfinished Spaces on September 20th, 7:00 pm at the Cinefest Theatre on the GSU Campus. This is the story of the creation, abandonment and resurrection of the National Arts Schools in Havana, Cuba. Those of you who have visited Havana and those who are interested in going on our Cuba Study Abroad in May, 2013 will enjoy the story of the radical architecture of the Schools. See you at Cinefest on the 20th.
This screening is free for Georgia State students, faculty, and staff. General admission is $5.
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream. Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists.
To view a trailer, please visit www.unfinishedspaces.com
Cinefest is located on the 2nd Floor of the University Center at Decatur St. & Collins St. Georgia State University