Cuba and the Cameraman to Screen on Netflix and at IFC Center Thanksgiving Weekend


by Rachel Baron | November 22nd, 2017

This Friday, November 24th, DCTV's co-founder Jon Alpert's latest feature documentary opens at IFC Center for its NYC week-long theatrical run and premieres on Netflix.

40 years in the making, the film is a living document of Cuba and its people during Castro’s reign, offering unprecedented access into a time opaque to many Americans. Operating with a modest camera crew, Alpert documented the lives of villagers, diplomats, and Castro himself.

Enjoy it with your family this Thanksgiving weekend!

IFC Center showtimes below. Buy tickets here.

    Fri 11/24; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm
    Sat 11/25; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm
    Sun 11/26; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm
    Mon 11/27; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm
    Tue 11/28; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm
    Wed 11/29; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm
    Thu 11/30; 1:05pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 9:55pm

Available to stream on Netflix here.


    "...his magnum opus invites viewers to evaluate Castro’s policies through the circumstances of his people, as opposed to the other way around."
    – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

    "As a decades-long, ground-level portrait of the country, his vibrant film is unprecedented."
    – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

    "Cuba and the Cameraman is poised to stand as one of the definitive historical documents of what the lives of Cuban citizens were really like under Castro’s presidency."
    – Daniel Joyaux, Movie Maker

    "A warm and engaging primer on a complex and controversial subject..."
    – Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter