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Unfinished Spaces Screening at the Vogue Theater

Architect Ricardo Porro pictured in front of the School of Plastic Arts (Havana, Cuba). Photo courtesy of Unfinished Spaces.

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, Heritage and the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation will co-present a special screening of Unfinished Spaces, a documentary by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray on the Cuban National Art Schools, on Saturday, October 13.

Conceived by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution, the Schools are considered among the greatest architectural achievements of the era. Unfinished Spaces illuminates the story of these forgotten buildings, including revived efforts in the late 1990s to preserve them.

Join us for our screening of this remarkable film, followed by a conversation with San Francisco architect and architectural historian John Loomis, author of Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools (1999/2011), about the influence of the Revolution on Cuban cultural inheritance, architecture and design, as well as the challenges of historic preservation in Cuba. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Vogue Theater, located at 3290 Sacramento Street. Tickets are $10 for Heritage members and students and $12 for the general public.

You can view a trailer for the film here.

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