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THE VENTURA FILM SOCIETY
SEASON 7
" Unfinished Spaces "
Sunday July 19, 2015 @ 6:00pm
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY
100 E. Main Street
VFS ADVANCE TICKETS GOOD FOR ANY 2015 EVENT



USA 2011 – ALYSA NAHMIAS & BENJAMIN MURRAY – 86 mins



SUNDAY JULY 19, 2015 @ 6pm

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY
100 E. Main Street


FILM SCREENS @ 6:00pm
In 1961, two years after the Cuban Revolution, three visionary young architects, a Cuban and two Italians, were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools. The site - a former private golf course in Havana. Two months later the plans were approved. Construction of their radical designs began immediately. A communal construction process took place, with the first classes soon to follow. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country added their youthful energy. They reveled in the beauty and daring of this fresh concept. The climate of the times was that anything was possible in the new republic. But as the dreams of the Revolution quickly came face-to-face with the hard realities of sustaining it, construction was abruptly halted. The architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant by those now in control of the Ministry of Construction. Their very uniqueness was seen as elitist, a serious liability in the prevailing political atmosphere. “Unfinished Spaces” chronicles this fascinating history through the three exiled designers, invited back to Cuba to complete their unrealized dream. The Cuban art schools they helped create, for so long neglected, nearly forgotten, are being rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece of the mid-20th century.

Filmmaker Alysa Nahmias will attend, along with visiting Cuban artist Pedro Pulido and Cuban historian Victor Pina Tabio

SPECIAL ARTWALK VENTURA CLOSING NIGHT EVENT




www.unfinishedspaces.com



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Thanks to everyone who attended the VFS’s Season 7 opener on February 27th. Great to see so many people who've been with us from the start in 2008, including Denise Sindelar from the City of Ventura's Community Partnerships, Bell Arts Factory's Jim Rice, major supporters Patti Channer & Mary & Bill Karrh, Bob & Paula Chianese, and founding members Friday Lubina and Aricia Lee. Also good to see Jeanie Flowers, Kathleen Morris, Kevin Clerici of Downtown Ventura Partners, Camille Harris, and longtime film sponsors Helen Yunker, Gene & Cynthia Loughman, and Chris & Suzy Reinhart.

Our volunteers, many with us from day one, were great as always. Thanks a lot to Patti Ridenour, Geovany Jones, Steve Aguilar, Jerry Horstmeyer, Larry Schloff, Betty Ann Anear, and our new volunteers Kathy Thomas and Deby Tygell. We also appreciate Shanon Rice & Robert Bermudez of the Museum of Ventura County for hosting another of the VFS's opening nights. We'll be back there in June for a series of summer films.

I really appreciate everyone who's come to any of the nearly 400 films we've shown these past 7 years. We're looking forward to making 2015 another memorable one for cinema in Ventura.

So please join us on Thurs. March 26th for "MR. TURNER" at the Century 10 Downtown.

Lorenzo DeStefano - VFS founder & director

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To SPONSOR THIS FILM for $250, and to Sponsor upcoming films in our 2015 season
please contact Lorenzo DeStefano @ 805 641-3845 / info@venturafilmsociety.com

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We Bring People Together In The Dark www.venturafilmsociety.com

The Ventura Film Society is an educational not-for-profit under the generous sponsorship of Bell Arts Factory,
a 501 (c) (3) arts advocacy organization in Ventura, California.
Contributions to the Ventura Film Society are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.


Testimonials

The Ventura Film Society is an important and welcome addition to the cultural arts community.
BARBARA MEISTER − VFS Donor

The Ventura Film Society − a window on the world.
FRITZ LEON − VFS Board Member

"Many thanks for the lovely tribute to my films. It was a very moving experience for me."
GEORGE SEGAL

“The Ventura Film Society is a welcome addition to the cultural arts scene in Ventura. Presentation of independent/alternative films adds another dimension to the already established performing arts as represented by Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura Music Festival and others including the Museum of Ventura County.”
PAUL MAZURSKY − Writer/Director

“"It‘s inspirational to be amongst such a professional, imaginative and dynamic group.”
PATTI CHANNER − VFS Donor

“Never has meeting friends and learning about the world around us been so enjoyable.”
CYNTHIA LOUGHMAN − VFS Film Sponsor

“Working with the Ventura Film Society has been a very rewarding experience.”
JOEY PENSICOLA − VFS Volunteer

“Thank you VFS, for bringing such amazing films and filmmakers to our community.”
HELEN YUNKER − VFS Film Sponsor

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Coming Soon




“ UNFINISHED SPACES ”
Sunday July 19, 2015 @ 6:00pm
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY
100 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura




“ ONE CUT, ONE LIFE ”
Wed Aug 19, 2015 @ 7:15pm
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY
100 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura



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