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Epicentro is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In his latest film, Academy Award nominee Hubert Sauper (Darwin's Nightmare) explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana—who he calls "young prophets"—to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.

A hypnotic immersion into a country and culture embargoed by decades of our country's foreign policy, "Epicentro" combines the absurdist cinematic meditations of Werner Herzog with... John Gianvito's poetic investigations into American imperialism.- Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Join us for Q&As with Academy Award-nominated director Hubert Sauper!

Sunday, August 30 at 12:00pm PT

Hosted by Museum of the Moving Image
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Saturday, September 5 at 12:00pm PT

Hosted by the Coolidge Corner Theatre

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Director: Hubert Sauper

Austria, France | Spanish | 2020 | Documentary | 109 minutes | NR 

$12.00 for a 48 hour rental period. 

HOW TO WATCH: TELEVISION (via the the downloaded APPLE TV or ANDROID app, or CHROMECAST) MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android) | COMPUTER (by clicking on the link below).

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