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Queen of Thursdays (La Reina de los Jueves)
Start Date: 7/18/2017Start Time: 4:45 PM
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Event Description:

One from the Heart: A Cuban-American true story
QUEEN OF THURSDAYS (La reina de los jueves)
World Commercial Debut – Presented by Miami Film Festival
Exclusive at the Tower Theater

The first screening for the film – Friday, June 30 at 7:00 PM will be presented by prima ballerina Rosario Suárez (Charín) and director Orlando Rojas.

Directed by Orlando Rojas
Cast: Rosario Suarez, Paula Roque, Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso

She was the very pinnacle of grace, power and talent—yet for years Rosario Suárez, the former prima ballerina of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, was only showcased on the ballet’s Thursday programs, and rarely in weekend performances. This went on for so long that Rosario became known as la reina de los jueves: The Queen of Thursdays. Her career in Havana existed only in deference to the founder and director of the Ballet, dancer and choreographer Alicia Alonso, the favored one chosen by Castro himself, until Rosario’s prima ballerina status was finally declared, long after she had reached the age where most dancers retired. Eventually a family crisis brought Rosario to Miami. And exile.

A film by Orlando Rojas, Dennis Scholl
Screenplay: Orlando Rojas, Dennis Scholl, Abilio Estévez
Producer(s): Jorge Álvarez, Orlando Rojas, Dennis Scholl
Cinematography: Jorge Álvarez
Music: Alfredo Triff
Editing: Jorge Alvarez

2016 Miami International Film Festival:
Won, Grand Prize for Best Documentary, Audience Award
2017 Dance in Camera Film Festival, New York Lincoln Center: Official selection, Gala Presentation
2017 Cine Las Americas Film Festival, Austin, Texas: Official selection
2009 Guadalajara Film Festival (Work in Progress Competition): Won, Latinofusion Award for Best Film (Ex-aequo), Signis Prize

“Rojas has made a beautiful, personal and universal film, one that speaks to the hearts of thousands of Cubans in Miami—and to artists in exile the world over.” – Jaie Laplante, Miami Film Festival | full review

 “Una bailarina, poco menos que genial según la más rigurosa crítica internacional, anulada por la mediocridad política. Avasallante sobre el escenario, discreta, sin aspavientos, cuando trata de explicar su rara circunstancia, frente a la cámara… Aunque Suárez es la protagonista absoluta del documental, hay un diálogo de confabulación entre el director y su musa que nunca deja de manifestarse. Sólo la amistad pudo obrar el milagro de tanta sinceridad y transparencia…” – Alejandro Ríos, El Nuevo Herald | full article (in Spanish)
http://www.elnuevoherald.com/opinion-es/opin-col-blogs/opinion-sobre-cuba/article158622424.html

“Orlando Rojas nos cuenta un relato de exclusión, desigualdad e injusticia, al tiempo que concibe un fino ensayo sobre la malevolencia de un sistema social que concedió privilegios a unos pocos, haciendo evidentes los desmanes de un poder vertical que aspira a ser eterno, y otros caprichos revolucionarios como el culto a la personalidad y el nepotismo.” – Rubens Riol, El Nuevo Herald  | full article (in Spanish)
http://www.elnuevoherald.com/entretenimiento/revista-viernes/article158797874.html

“Con un puñado de imágenes que costaron un montón de esfuerzos, el realizador fílmico Orlando Rojas apuesta por mostrar la esencia de una mujer que no renuncia a dar más, a pesar del tiempo que le ha tocado vivir. Un documental oportuno…” – Jesús Hernández, Diario Las Américas | full article (in Spanish)
http://www.diariolasamericas.com/cultura/el-reencuentro-la-creacion-del-cineasta-cubano-orlando-rojas-n4125419

Queen of Thursdays shows a woman who, though deeply disillusioned, is incapable of abandoning her art.” – Jordan Levin, Miami Herald | full article

Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Email: towertheater@mdc.edu
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Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
Video/Other Details
Parking/Remarks
Free parking available behind the theater
Ticket Information
https://www.retrievertickets.com/rt/?theaterID=6438706
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