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Sunday, 11/9
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El Super

Classic Cuban-American Comedy Plays 11/9

"The film was produced with care, intelligence and with a cast of marvelous Cuban and Puerto Rican actors." - The New York Times

Elizabeth Peña, one of Hollywood's most successful Cuban-American actors, will be remembered with a special in memoriam screening of her debut film, El Super, in its recently restored version on Sunday, November 9 at 1:00 pm. "Liz's filmography consists of one hundred titles but her impressive acting career began with the role of Aurelita, the rebellious Cuban teenager her parents were struggling to fathom in a foreign land - New York City in the 70s," recalls Nat Chediak, Director of Programming for the Gables Cinema. La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Rush Hour, Lone Star and They All Laughed are only a handful of films that Peña graced with her presence. El Super, released in 1978, chronicles the comic yet sad travails of a Cuban exile family in Manhattan. It's co-directed by Leon Ichaso and Orlando Jimenez Leal and based on a play by Ivan Acosta. Chediak, who hosted the film's world premiere almost forty years ago, says, "It developed an instant cult with repeat audiences memorizing dialogue and making an immediate connection with the film." The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members.

U.S., 90 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Leon Ichaso & Orlando Jimenez Leal, Unrated, English and Spanish with English subtitles