EventsSpecial Events and SeriesLisa Sette Gallery Summer Film Series: Cine Cubano

Lisa Sette Gallery Summer Film Series: Cine Cubano

Lisa Sette Gallery Summer Film Series: Cine Cubano

Lisa Sette Gallery Summer Film Series: Cine Cubano

This summer, join Phoenix Art Museum for Cine Cubano, an original film series generously sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery and inspired by special-engagement exhibition Juan Francisco Elso: Por Américaand complementary Cuban art exhibitions. The four-film series celebrates Cuba’s complex history and is the latest addition to a robust schedule of dynamic programs that provide deeper historical and social context to our featured exhibitions.

TICKETS: Free for Members /// $8 for the general public
Films presented in Whiteman Hall

Una Noche (One Night)
Wednesday, July 12 /// 6 pmRaul dreams of escaping to Miami, and after he is accused of assault, he convinces his friend Elio to help him finally complete the 90-mile passage across the Gulf of Mexico.
Soy Cuba (I am Cuba)
Wednesday, August 2 /// 6 pmVisually absorbing and formally audacious, Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba) opens a long-buried time capsule that explores Cuba’s 1959 revolution. A young woman’s fascination with the excess of an American-owned casino leads to her downfall. A tenant farmer revolts the only way he knows how. University students gain first-hand knowledge of political upheaval. And members of a poor family are patriotically swept up into a burgeoning revolt.
Chico & Rita
Wednesday, September 27 /// 6 pmChico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them both as they chase their dreams, and each other, from Havana, to New York, to Paris, to Hollywood, and to Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy®-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz.
My Two Moms – A Story of Separation
Wednesday, October 11 /// 6 pmOlga Merediz, a well-known New York-based actress, decides to return to her birthplace, Guantanamo, Cuba, to reunite with the nanny her family was forced to leave behind after the Cuban revolution.
Lisa Sette Gallery

This film series is made possible by Lisa Sette Gallery.
Join PhxArt for the summer film series during Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays from 3 – 9 pm, when general admission is free, but the special-engagement exhibition Juan Francisco Elso: Por América requires a ticket. Film tickets sold separately.


On view for a limited time, exhibitions present art from across the centuries and the globe, from iconic fashion to Old Master paintings, contemporary photography to historical objects of Asia.


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