"El Super" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Ballroom

A classic of the cinema of the Cuban diaspora, El Super (1979) humorously chronicles the life of a Cuban family in the United States. The title character, a superintendent of a New York City apartment building, struggles to survive and get ahead in exile. The ensuing breakdown of family and generational relationships is a universal theme of diasporic experience. Produced on a shoestring burdget, El Super remains the definitive film about Cuban exile. The film was directed by Leon Ichaso and Orlando Jimenez Leal, based on a play by Ivan Acosta.

This digitally remastered version of the film is in Spanish with English subtitles. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information and to RSVP contact cri@fiu.edu or call (305) 348-1991.

This event is cosponsored by the FIU African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, Exile Studies Program, and WPBT2.

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