The Community Leadership Center Lecture Series will present a film screening of “Memories of Overdevelopment” (“Memorias de Desarollo”), followed by a question-and-answer session with director Miguel Coyula.
The story centers around an intellectual who leaves the Cuban Revolution and “underdevelopment” behind, only to find himself at odds with the ambiguities of his new life in the “developed” world. A portrait of an alienated man, an outsider with no clear-cut politics or ideology: a stranger in a strange land struggling with old age, sexual desire, and, ultimately, the impossibility for the individual to belong in any society.
The film’s narrative is a collage of flashbacks, daydreams, and hallucinations comprising live-action, animation, and newsreel footage assembled to suggest the way personal memory works, subjectively and emotionally.
For more information or to register, contact Matthew Closter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-225-6923.