Film Director Orlando Jiménez Leal visits FIU

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Venue:GC 280

Meet Cuban film director, Orlando Jiménez Leal, who is the co-director (along with Sabá Cabrera Infante) of PM (1961), a mythic short experimental film (the first film to be banned under the Castro regime) that has gone down in history as "the catalyst for one of the early crises of the Cuban Revolution". Orlando Jiménez Leal also directed with Néstor Almendros CONDUCTA IMPROPIA (1984), about the repression of homosexuality in Cuba.

For more information on his work visit:

http://notchesblog.com/2014/11/04/sex-race-and-censorship-in-cuba-historicising-the-p-m-affair/

For an interview with the director (in Spanish):

http://www.cubaencuentro.com/revista/revista-encuentro/archivo/50-otono-2008/entrevista-a-orlando-jimenez-leal-127024

Orlando Jiménez Leal's visit will take place in Spanish professor Dr. Juan-Navarro's Cuban Film class in GC 280.