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Unfinished Spaces
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 6:30 PM
Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.
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Admission General - $10.00
Admission General (Film + Exhibition) - $5.00

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Coral Gables Art Cinema and the Coral Gables Museum proudly present a screening of Unfinished Spaces at the cinema, accompanied by a viewing of the exhibition across the street at the Coral Gables Museum at 285 Aragon Avenue.

"Cuba will count as having the most beautiful academy of arts in the world." —Fidel Castro (1961)

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 never before seen footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists.

Tickets are $10 General Admission ($8 for cinema and museum members). $20 Film + Exhibition combo tickets grant admission to the film screening and to the All Stars: CINTAS Foundation Fellows in Architecture & Design from 1963 to 2022 exhibition at the museum, which is on display until July 30, 2023. Patrons are welcome to visit the museum before the movie or come back any other day with their tickets.

Film Info
Release Year:2011
Director:Benjamin Murray
Alysa Nahmias