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Monday, November 14 • 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Soy Cubana (17m) + Thrive (13m)

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Soy Cubana
(USA) In Spanish with English subtitles
(2016) 17 min. (16:9)

DIR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, PRO Robin Miller Ungar, SCR Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, DP , EDIT , MUS , CAST Koset Muñoa Columbié, Ana Hernández Rosillo, Maryoris Mena Faez, Annia Del Toro Leyva

Winners of the 2016 Cubadisco Award for best vocal group, the Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This short documentary follows this unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet.  Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. We follow these four women, exploring their daily lives, artistic process and gain a unique window into a building a music career in a communist country.

Thrive
(USA) In English
(2015) 13 min. (16:9)

DIR Paul Szynol, PRO , SCR , DP , EDIT , MUS Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band, CAST Matthew Whitaker, Dr. Lonnie Smith

A short documentary about the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12 year old blind boy who plays the piano.

Directors
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Ivaylo Getov

Director, Soy Cubana
Ivaylo Getov is a Los Angeles based director and new media artist. His company, Luxloop, is a pioneer in the immersive digital space and was most recently commissioned to create a piece for the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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Jeremy Ungar

Director, Soy Cubana
Jeremy Ungar is a Los Angeles based writer & director. Alongside Guillermo Del Toro, he co-wrote the libretto for the stage version of Pan’s Labyrinth, which will feature music by Gustavo Santaolalla and lyrics by Paul Williams. He is in pre-production on his first feature film, “Ride”.
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Paul Szynol

Director, Thrive
Paul was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to NYC at the age of 12. He's lived in New York City, Warsaw, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alexandria (VA), Berkeley, New Haven, Philadelphia, NJ, and DC, and, for shorter periods, Kampala and Berlin. His first short film, “Thrive”, has shown at festivals in North America and Europe, and his second short film, “Booklyn”, was published by the New Yorker. His photos have been shown... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720