The Forbidden Shore


The Main 3 Thu, Feb 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$8.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Cuban Film Festival
Release Year:2016
Runtime:96 min
Festivals & Awards:Winner Grand Jury Selection Best Documentary Gasparilla International Film Festival
Winner Award of Excellence Accolade Global Film Competition
Winner Audience Choice Award Best Independent Documentary Feature
Winner Award of Merit The IndieFest Film Awards
Director:Ron Chapman
Producer:Darius Anderson
Ron Chapman
Mark Staunton
Cinematographer:Edward Senkowski
Mark Staunton
Screenwriter:Ron Chapman
Editor:Mark Staunton
Eugene Weis
Filmography:The Poet of Havana ('15)
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel ('13).


Part of the 10th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival.

The Forbidden Shore explores the myriad forms of contemporary music being played in Cuba, through the extraordinary and unlimited access filmmaker Ron Chapman has had to the streets, the people, the musicians and the stories of contemporary Cuba.

Nowhere else has there been such an inextricable relationship between political realities and the unquenchable desire for the Cuban artist to express their music and voice freely. The tension between austerity and creativity, and between the rhythms of day-to-day Cuban life and the undeniable rhythms of blended cultural influences are evident in every frame.

Through concert and street performances, and revealing interviews with musicians, artists and every day cuban citizens, you'll get a view of how spirited life is like on these shores. Unique, amazing and beautiful footage - of concerts, interviews, musicians, artists, personal moments, dramatic stories, laughter and tears - a stunning chronicle of the lives, loves, stories and dreams of the people shrouded from the view of nearby shores.


The Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), presents the 10th edition of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival, screening on six consecutive Thursdays at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis beginning on February 21 and closing on March 28.