Before Night Falls, 2000
Saturday, October 6, 7 pm
Cantor Film Center, New York University, 36 E. 8th Street
Directed by Julian Schnabel, featuring Javier Bardem, Olivier Martínez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp. Rated R. 125 minutes. Based on Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas’s best-selling autobiography, the story of this “near sublime film” (Andy Bailey, New York Times) centers upon the writer’s life from his childhood in 1940’s Cuba to his experiences under Fidel Castro’s regime as a counter-revolutionary and homosexual. Javier Bardem was nominated for Best Actor Oscar.
From series Cuba on Film, organized by NYU-TV and the Cantor Film Center, and cosponsored by the Grey Art Gallery. Information: 212/998-2664