OMARA: CUBA

JUNE 23, 2015. 6:30 PM.

Venue  

Aaron Davis Hall

The City College of New York,

160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031

Btwn. West 133rd & 135th Streets on Convent Avenue.

 

ABOUT

ORIGINAL TITLE:  OMARA: CUBA

DIRECTOR: Lester Hamlet

PRODUCERS: 

CAST: Omara Portuondo 

Date completed: 2015

Country: Cuba

Film Category: Documentary

Length of Film: 90 min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This moving documentary about the life and career of Omara Portuondo, known as the Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, features touching recollections by personalities of Cuban culture, including Eusebio Leal, Pablo Milanes, Chucho Valdés, José María Vitier, Rodulfo Vaillant, Amaury Pérez, Rosa Fornes, Luis Carbonell, Fernando Perez, and Santiago Alfonso.

SYNOPSIS 
DIRECTOR'S BIO

Lester Hamlet was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. He has worked as a film editor, writer, cinematographer, and music producer. He co-directed Tres veces dos (2004), which won the Silver Zenith for First Fiction Feature Film at the 28th Montreal World Film Festival. He was the film editor for La edad de la peseta, directed by Pavel Giroud (2006), which was selected in a number of international film festivals and won the Best Film Award at the Cartagena Film Festival. Other titles in his filmography are Casa Vieja (2010) and Fábula (2011).