Film - Feature | June 4 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés,
The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoess autobiographical Inconsolable Memories, Memories of Underdevelopment became the first feature-length film from post-revolutionary Cuba to be released in the United States, to high acclaim. Peter Schjeldahl in the New York Times called it a profound, noble film . . . beautifully understated, sophisticated and cosmopolitan in style, fascinating in its subtlety and complexity.
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission