Courtesy Aléa Films

Screening & live event
This Is What It Is (Esto es lo que hay)

With Léa Rinaldi in person
Presented in collaboration with Cinema Tropical

Dir. Léa Rinaldi. Cuba/France, 2015, 100 mins. U.S. premiere. This vibrant film about Cuba’s leading hip-hop band, Los Aldeanos, captures the country’s complexity and contradictions. This is a rare music documentary that goes beyond its enthralling performances to take a close, candid look at the realities of daily life. Rinaldi’s vision, like the music she captures, is at once political and poetic.

This Is What It Is is also part of the series Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power, and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture.

Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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