Forbidden Fruit

They come in all shapes and sizes. They are fearless and fly under the radar. They address a reality that’s either glossed over or spoken of in hushed tones. Armed with little more than their immense talent - and an overriding sense of humor - Cuban independent filmmakers have been carving out a significant niche for themselves. CGAC is delighted to pay tribute to these largely unsung movie heroes with a 9-program, 25-film salute.

Special Events
Cuban Independent Film in the 21st Century
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m., Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., across the street from the Cinema.
Panel discussion featuring participating filmmakers and moderated by Nat Chediak, CGAC Director of Programming and collaborator Alejandro Ríos.

La Mirada Indiscreta
Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m., Coral Gables Museum
A presentation, in Spanish, of Alejandro Ríos’ collection of essays, many of which reference Cuban cinema.

Forbidden Fruit: Cuban Independent Film in the 21st Century was programmed in collaboration with Alejandro Ríos, and with the enthusiastic participation of all filmmakers involved - in and out of Cuba. Poster artist: Andrés Ungaro, courtesy of Blanco-Lorenz. Technical support: Magna-Tech Electronic. Special thanks to Rosa Marquetti, SGAE Havana and Dean Luis Reyes, whose series, Cuban Cinema under Censorship, at MoMA in New York City, was the inspiration for this program.

Join us for the opening night of Forbidden Fruit: Cuban Independent Film in the 21st Century on Friday, March 23 with a reception at 6:00 pm and the film screening at 7:00 pm. Light fare and drinks will be provided, courtesy of La Taberna Giralda and Bacardi.

Forbidden Fruit series pass is now on sale for $45. This pass grants one admission to all of the films in the series.
Purchase a Series Pass here!