Being Ruby Rich: De cierta manera (One Way or Another) (15*) + Keynote by B Ruby Rich


22 June 2017
Cinema 2
In a time of massive upheaval, De Cierta Manera is a useful touchstone that refuses both political closure and aesthetic assumptions. In honor of “being” at the Barbican, Rich considers legacies of her past (feminist film, queer representation, independent and transnational cinema) in charting ways of being in 2017.

‘Combining humor with documentary-like exposé… De cierta manera… is the first “post-revolutionary” Cuban film,’ writes B Ruby Rich of the first feature directed by an Afro-Cuban woman. Sara Gómez gets to the heart of things, as teacher Yolanda and factory worker Mario confront machismo, racism and the over-development of Miraflores, finding ‘one way or another’ to survive.

We are thrilled to have B Ruby Rich introduce the screening with a keynote speech, while after the screening, Rich is in conversation with Michele Aaron (Editor, New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader).

Cuba 1974 Sara Gómez 78 mins
35mm presentation

Total event running time approximately 130 min

A Club des Femmes and Barbican collaboration, in association with Birkbeck, University of London.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.
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