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Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura tours the Boston Area

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00 pm to Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:30 pm
Where: Boston area colleges • Boston

Padura’s wide popularity is rooted in the series of noir detective novels he’s written, the first four of which have been made into films. The “Four Seasons in Havana” quartet is available on Netflix; it is being made into an English language series for cable starring Antonio Banderas.  Padura’s writing in general is deeply involved with Cuban history and politics.

The festival will be screening two Padura films in Spanish with English subtitles after which there will be Q&A with the author: “Vientos de La Habana/Winds of Havana,” an expanded version of the first in the Netflix series that is an introduction to the world of Mario Conde featuring the whole crew from the old neighborhood and his high school days as well as police colleagues and Havana itself. In “Regreso a Itaca/Return to Ithaca,” Leonardo wrote the screenplay about a generation gathering for a rooftop dinner in Havana and to make sense of the past and present. The festival showing will be the first time the film has been screened with English subtitles in this country.

 * Ths, Oct 12: noon-2:00 Northeastern University, 909 Renaissance
   Park, 1135 Tremont, at/just south of the Ruggles St. station on the
   Orange Line and the parking garage on Columbus Ave., #63 on the
   campus map <http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html>.

 * Fri, Oct 13: 2:00-4:00, “A conversation about Culture and Politics
   with Leonardo Padura (in Spanish)” Tufts University, Cabot Center,
   7th floor, 170 Packard Ave. with parking and public access on campus
   map <http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/medford/>..

 * Fri, Oct 13: 7:00-9:30, “Vientos de La Habana/Winds of Havana,” Q&A,
   Northeastern University, 010 Behrakis Health Sciences Center (BK),
   30 Leon St., near the MFA Green Line stop (D train) on Huntington
   Ave., #26 on the campus map

   <http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html>.
 * Tu Oct 17: 2:00-4:30, “A Conversation with Celebrated Author
   Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library,
   Richards-Roosevelt Room, 1st Floor, 771 Commonwealth Ave, at the BU
   Central stop on the Green Line B train.

 * Tu Oct 17: 7:00-8:30 – July26.org/Leonardo Padura joint program with
   the Witness for Peace-sponsored tour with Cuban poet and popular
   educator Marcel Lueiro Reyes, Northeastern University, 305 Shillman
   Hall, 115 Forsythe St., half a block from the Northeastern U Green
   Line stop (D train) on Huntington Ave., turn left, #30 on the campus
   map <http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html>.

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