Spring Film Series Schedule

Filmma​​ker Visits

Council for Latin American a​nd Iberian Studies at Yale, MacMillan Center, Spring Film Series

Isabel Castro

Crossing Over (Mexico/USA). Documentary. Crossing Over is the story of three strong, transgender women who immigrated to the US to escape a lifetime of sexual and mental abuse, and found that if they wanted a better life, they’d have to fight for it. 


(Wed.,February 10, 2016 at 7pm, Luce Hall Auditorium, Yale University, (34 Hillhouse between Sachem and Trumbull St.)

Free and open to the public. Bilingual Q&A with filmmaker Isabel Castro.

Miguel Coyula

(Cuba) Director of several feature films and shorts, including Memorias del desarrollo, and a new work in progress, Corazón azul. On being an independent filmmaker in Cuba.


(Tuesday, February 16th. 7pm, Luce Hall Auditorium)

Bilingual Q&A with filmmaker Miguel Coyula.

Co-sponsored by the Arts Discretionary Fund of Yale College — special thanks to William Sadock.

Juana Sapire

(Argentina) Sound director for Cine de la Base and widow of Raymundo Gleyzer, will present a feature documentary, Raymundo. Filmmaker Raymundo Gleyzer was disappeared by the Argentine military dictatorship in 1976.   


(Monday,February 29 at 7pm, Luce Hall Auditorium)

Bilingual Q&A with filmmaker Juana Sapire.

Miguel Rueda

(Colombia) Animated Filmmaking in Latin America/ el arte de la animación cinematográfica en Latinoamérica. Premiere of his new short animated film La Ballerine.

(Wednesday, March 30th,7pm, location TBA)

Bilingual Q&A with filmmaker Miguel Rueda.


Betty Bastidas & Jorge Torres

(Ecuador) Dream Town (work in progress). Story of Afro-Ecuadorian World Cup players, after finding international success,are coming back to their small valley to give back.


(Monday, April 4, 7pm, location TBA)

Bilingual Q&A with filmmaker Betty Bastidas and editor Jorge Torres.

Pedro Bermúdez

Hasta mañana: A narrative short film about the Puerto Rican community in Hartford, CT.

(Thursday, April 7th, 7pm, location TBA)


Q&A with filmmaker Pedro Bermúdez.  Co-sponsored by Ezra Stiles College.

Carlos ​Barba

(Cuba) Humberto: A documentary about the legendary Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás (Lucía, Cecilia etc.).

(Tuesday, April 12, 7pm, Luce Hall Auditorium)

“Director Carlos Barba Salva was a longtime student and assistant to Humberto Solás and this film is evidence of the effects of learning from such a gifted and powerful presence in the film industry. He wonderfully captured the career of a man who was not only talented in his field, but was a prominent figure for social change in Cuba. The timeline unfolds through a series of vignettes about his movies, beginning with Lucia and finishing with Barrio Cuba.” Juliana Powel-Vazquez, Phoenix, Az. January 2016.


Q&A with filmmaker Carlos Barba.

Mitch Teplitsky

(PerúSoy andina II: Documentary work in progress. Nélida Silva - dancer, activist, business woman leaves New York to run for mayor of her small Andean town in Peru.

(Monday, April 18th at 7pm, Luce Hall Auditorium)

Q&A with filmmaker Mitch Teplitsky. Co-sponsored by Ezra Stiles College.

Mirtha Ibarra

Cuban actress, star of Strawberry and Chocolate, Guantanamera and many other films, will present a tribute to her late husband, the great Cuban filmmaker Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, in honor of the 20th anniversary of his passing. 

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016. Details to be announced.

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:00pm