• Where: Havana
    When: July 14-16, 2016

    Sundance Film Forward will host free screenings of acclaimed independent films Me and Earl and the Dying Girl with novelist/screenwriter Jesse Andrews and Meru with director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. After the screenings, the filmmakers and audience members will engage in Q&A sessions to discuss the films. Students and artists will have the unique opportunity to attend a private filmmaker roundtable hosted by John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, Paul Federbush, International Director of the Institute’s Feature Film Program, and Meredith Lavitt, Director of Sundance Film Forward. Cooper, Federbush and Lavitt will also meet with local filmmakers to provide insights for aspiring young artists, watch their work and discuss the art of storytelling.


    Schedule Of Events

    All events listed are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

    Thursday, July 14
    8:00pm: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    Writer Jesse Andrews will be in attendance following the screening.
    Cine Infanta Sala 2 

    Friday, July 15
    8:00pm: Meru
    Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi will be in attendance for a discussion following.
    Cine Infanta Sala 2 

  • Program Collaborators

    The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema
    The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema is held annually in Havana every December. The festival promotes and awards those works whose significance and artistic values contribute to enrich and reaffirm the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.  Each year the Festival calls for entries to the Competitions in Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Opera Prima, Unproduced Script, as well as the Competition for the ALBA Cultural’s Post Production Award “Our America First Copy.”

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