The Farnsworth Art Museum will be co-presenting the documentary film Unfinished Spaces on Friday, Sept. 30, in collaboration with the Camden International Film Festival. The screening will take place at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, at 7 p.m. Farnsworth Director of Education Roger Dell will lead a post-film conversation with film directors Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray.
The documentary tells the story of three young visionary architects who were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools in 1961. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution gave way to reality, construction was abruptly halted. In 2001 the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying and Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.
For information on attending the Camden International Film Festival, please visit their website at camdenfilmfest.org