Trailer

Epicentro

Runtime
1hr 48mins
Directed by
Hubert Sauper
Featuring
Hubert Sauper
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Through our Virtual Screening Room, you can rent films curated by the Coolidge team, while helping to support the Coolidge during this unprecedented time.

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 his latest film, Oscar-nominated director Hubert Sauper (Darwin's Nightmare) explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana—who he calls "young prophets"—to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.

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Plus, director Hubert Sauper joined us for a livestreamed Q&A on Saturday, September 5 at 3pm EST, moderated by Coolidge Director of Development & Marketing Beth Gilligan. Watch at the embedded video below or click here.

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Reviews
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A hypnotic immersion into a country and culture embargoed by decades of our country’s foreign policy.

Review Author
Peter Keough
Review Publication
Boston Globe
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A brilliant mixture of historical-poetic analysis and a ground-level journey among the denizens of Havana.

Review Author
Bilge Ebiri
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Vulture
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A rigorous but compassionate gaze on this remarkable place.

Review Author
Leslie Felperin
Review Publication
The Hollywood Reporter