Hollywood in Havana
Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films
This exhibition assembles approximately 40 Cuban posters publicizing Hollywood films as well as Cuban films about the U.S. from the 1960s to 2012. Astonishing in their design, stylistic diversity, and artistic skill, these bold and vibrant posters helped create visual literacy among the Cuban population in the decades following the Cuban Revolution. The screen-prints go beyond the glossy and celebrity-filled film posters that are ubiquitous in Los Angeles today and reawaken viewers to the nuanced visual signs that inform and shape their worldviews.