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HE WHO HITS FIRST, HITS TWICE
THE URGENT CINEMA OF SANTIAGO ALVAREZ


Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez is best known for a series of revolutionary political documentaries that he completed after co-founding the Instituto del Arte y Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC). His films are marked by manic pacing, idiosyncratic editing, creative sound design, and bold political content. This anthology of Alvarez' key works includes eight films: Now (1965, 5 mins.), Cerro Pelado (1966, 34 mins.), Hanoi Martes 13 (1967, 38 mins.), Hasta La Victoria Siempre (1967, 19 mins.), LBJ (1968, 18 mins.), 79 Primaveras (1969, 25 mins.), El Sueno del Pongo (1970, 11 mins.), and El Tigre Salto y Mato, Pero Morira... Morira... (1973, 16 mins.). Also includes a film portrait of Alvarez by director Travis Wilkerson, with a soundtrack by If Thousands. In Spanish with English subtitles.




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