Thursday, November 22, 2018, 7 pm
Santiago Álvarez: Now! and José Massip: Madina-Boe

Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

Santiago Álvarez:
Now! (1965, 5 min) and José Massip: Madina-Boe (1968, 38 min)

Introduction: Michael Baute (film theorist and author, Berlin)

Santiago Álvarez’ short film 
Now!, produced in 1965 in Cuba, is a montage of black-and-white images documenting racism in the United States of America. The movie is cut to the rhythm of Lena Horne’s Now – a song that was banned from American radio because of its open call for revolt.

Madina-Boe by José Massip (Cuba 1968) shows the struggle for liberation from the Portuguese colonial rule in Guinea-Bissau. Massip documents the political implications of the training as well as the actions of fighters.

Admission: Ticket (8 €; members Arsenal and n.b.k.: 5 €)

Part of the film program on the occasion of the exhibition A 37 90 89 – The Invention of the Neo-Avant-Garde