OPENING NIGHT GALA
Cuba / Spain / United Kingdom / Germany / 2018 / 104 min.
Directed by Icíar Bollaín
English and Spanish w/ English Subtitles
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM | PROGRAM: 6:00 PM
AMC River East 21 • 322 E. Illinois St.
RECEPTION: FOLLOWING THE SCREENING AT
247 E. Ontario St.
Cocktail attire strongly recommended.
TICKETS: $60 | ILCC Member $50 (Includes film, food & drinks)
Spanish director Icíar Bollaín (“Even the Rain”) and her partner Paul Laverty (Ken Loach’s longtime collaborator) try something completely different with this adaptation of acclaimed Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta’s autobiography. Yuli, the nickname given to Acosta by his father Pedro, runs wild in the streets of Havana where he participates in dance-offs with other kids. Recognizing Yuli’s natural talent, Pedro forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School. Yuli is reluctant at first, but is eventually seduced by this world. Seventeen years later, he would become the first black artist to dance the role of Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London. Combining a straightforward narrative with scenes where Acosta is seen working with his company on choreographies based on his life, “Yuli” is a moving fusion of dance, words and images.
Discounted parking available at River East Parking Garage (lower level of theater, 322 E. Illinois St.). $20 for up to 8 hours. Discount parking voucher available at CLFF Information Table at theatre.
March, 30 2019 7:00 pm
AMC River East 21