Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Epicentro
Epicentro () Release Date: August 28th, 2020
Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
Director: Hubert Sauper
Genres: Documentary
Virtual Cinema
August 28th - September 24th
#VirtualCinema premiere August 28th.

EPICENTRO is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In his latest film, Hubert Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana -- who he calls "young prophets" -- to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.

"Politics, people and the power of cinema are brought together to create a mosaic-like reflection on Cuba’s history in Epicentro. Deceptively casual in its construction, the latest work from Darwin’s Nightmare director Hubert Sauper can feel like it is drifting aimlessly as it soaks up the fading grandeur of Havana. There are moments of bell-like clarity along the way that build into a touching lament for a people constantly at the mercy of other nations’ grand designs. Winner of the Grand Jury Award in the Sundance World Documentary Competition, Epicentro will find a ready welcome at global festivals."-Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

The Liberty continues to be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program originally scheduled for an Event Cinema presentation has now been moved to Virtual Cinema. 50% of ticket proceeds come back to help financially support the Liberty during this closure. Thank you for your support.
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