Alysa Nahmias feature documentary Unfinished Spaces premiering at LAFF

13/05/2011 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Alysa Nahmias co-directed and produced the documentary Unfinished Spaces, which will have its World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in the Feature Documentary Competition. The Premiere screening is on June 19 at 4:20pm at the downtown LA Regal Cinemas, and additional screenings will be held the following weekend. View the trailer here.

Unfinished Spaces tells the story of three architects who, following their emotional exile from Cuba in 1965, return forty years later to finish what was considered the world’s most spectacular and futuristic art school, but was left to ruin by the country’s Revolution.
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school’s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.

Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of threerevolutionary artists whose inspiration and idealscould ultimately destroy them.

Source: NALIP


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