The Forbidden Shore

Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:05 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7, 12:50 p.m.

Director: Ron Chapman                                                                    Country: Cuba
Year: 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

The Forbidden Shore explores the myriad forms of contemporary music being played in Cuba through the extraordinary and unlimited access filmmaker Ron Chapman has had to the streets, people, musicians and stories of contemporary Cuba. Nowhere else has there been such an inextricable relationship between political realities and the unquenchable desire for Cuban artists to express their music and voice freely. The tension between austerity and creativity, and day-to-day Cuban life and the undeniable rhythms of blended cultural influences are evident in every frame. Concerts, street performances and revealing interviews with musicians, artists and everyday Cuban citizens offer a stunning chronicle of the lives, loves, stories and dreams of the people shrouded from the view of nearby shores.

Principal Cast: Gerardo Alfonso, X Alfonso, Aldaberto Alvarez Y Su Son, Chucho Valdés and many more.

Writer: Ron Chapman
Producer: Ron Chapman
Cinematographer: Edward Senkowski     
Editors: Mark Staunton, Eugene Weis
Music: 40 Cuban Artists