festival program / Special Presentation

AUGUST (Agosto)

  • About

    Amidst the greatest crisis in Cuban history, a boy's life will change forever.

    Cuba, summer 1994. In the midst of período especial, one of the greatest crises in the country’s history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if they’ll make it out alive. With holidays starting, Carlos plunges into a carefree August, wandering around with his friends and falling in love for the first time. Little does he know about the country’s uncertain future, until one by one, neighbors and friends leave in search of a better life, friendships break apart and families split up. In this hot summer, the world of Carlos will turn upside down.

    This screening is sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, ViendoMovies available with Xfinity, FlixLatino, Alacran Group, and Oolite Arts

    Event Dates

    October 8, 2020 to October 14, 2020 ET

    Streaming Continuously

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    Director Bio

    Armando Capó: Born 1979 in Gibara. He first graduated from Cuba’s National School of Visual Arts. He later graduated in directing at Instituto Superior de ARTE (ISA) and as documentary Film director at EICTV, San Antonio de los Baños. His works have been selected to participate in important festivals. Has been awarded for his Films in Films Festivals. “La Marea” was selected for the critics as on of the best Cuban Films in 2009. Armando was invited by the MOMA (2013 MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media) and the Wintherthur Film Festival to do a retrospective on his previous works.

    Cast & Credits

    • Director(s)
      Armando Capó
    • Producer(s)
      Marcela Esquivel, Claudia Olivera Peña, Nathalie Trafford
    • Screenwriter(s)
      Abel Arcos Soto, Armando Capó
    • Cinematographer(s)
      Javier Labrador Deulofeu
    • Editor(s)
      Juan Soto
    • Composer
      Alex Catona
    • Cast
      Damián González Guerrero, Alejandro Guerrero Machado, Glenda Delgado Dominguez, Luis Ernesto Barcenas, Rafael Lahera Suárez, Lola Amores Rodríguez, Verónica Lynn López

    Film Info

    • Year
    • Category
    • Country
      Cuba, Costa Rica, France
    • Run-Time
      85 minutes
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