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"EPICENTRO" AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, JAN 24 2020 - SATURDAY, FEB 01 2020
Epicentro, the latest documentary from Oscar®-nominated director Hubert Sauper will be shown at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Epicentro is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In Epicentro, Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana-particularly its children, who he calls "young prophets" - to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.
Hubert Sauper is an Academy Award-nominated film director, director of photography, writer, producer, and actor living in France. He has been recognized for his work with more than 50 film awards, among them a European Film Award, a César Award, and awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Vienna International Film Festival. Sauper is a visiting professor at several universities, including Harvard, Yale, and Columbia.
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