I Am Cuba Poster

I Am Cuba

Calgary Cinematheque wraps its Focus Series with Soviet-Cuban propaganda film

Amy Jo Espetveidt

Buy Tickets

Showcasing films where the landscape could be considered a character in itself, join Calgary Cinematheque as it concludes its Focus Series with Mikhail Kalatozov’s Soviet-Cuban classic, I Am Cuba.

Designed to be Cuba’s propaganda masterpiece, the finished production was not received well by either the Russian or Cuban public. Shot in black and white, sometimes using infrared film obtained from the Soviet military to exaggerate contrast, the film was re-discovered by filmmakers in the United States 30 years after its production and was restored in the early 1990s.

I Am Cuba screens at 7:00pm on November 2, 2017 at the Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW). Advance tickets and memberships can be found at calgarycinema.org.