Five world-renowned photographers: Al Gold, Vicki Gold Levi, Skip Klein, Ross McDermott, and Wendel A. White, travel to Cuba just weeks before the historic U.S.-Cuba reconciliation in 2014. Retracing the footsteps of legendary photographer Walker Evans, they reinvent his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point. Director Ross McDermott intertwines Evans’s pre-Castro Cuba with the busy streets of Havana and the countryside of Viñales. From the quick yet studied street-style photography of Sam Abell to the uncommon camera-obscura practices of Abelardo Morell, these master photographers reinterpret Cuba for the 21st century. This colorful documentary brings together five unique visions of Cuba’s complex and transforming cultural landscape.
Screening to take place at the Campus Center Theater. Panel discussion with Skip Klein, Ross McDermott, Vicki Gold Levi, and Wendel A. White to follow. Reception with light refreshments to be provided.