On the Roof

Thurs 7th Sep & Sun 24 Sep

On the rooftops of Havana is an alternative city full of life, character and possibility.

Yasmani, Vito and Anita gather daily to pass the time sharing dreams and making plans. When they set up their own business for locals, they learn more about themselves than they ever expected.

Winner: 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature

Australian Premiere, Feature, Cuba/Nicaragua, 2016, Dir. Patricia Ramos , 75 min, Spanish with English Subtitles

Opening Night Fiesta

From 6:30pm enjoy a bite from Pablo’s Kitchen + glass of wine or beer on arrival!

Following the film on 7 September, join us for our OPENING NIGHT FIESTA @ The Basement featuring Armandito and Trovason.

Armandito and Trovason is a traditional 9-piece Latin band under the leadership and musical direction of legendary Cuban trumpeter, composer and arranger Armando Garcia.

With an authentic repertoire including all the most popular rhythms of Cuba, ranging from the style of the Buena Vista Social Club to Afro-Cuban Jazz, Son/Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Rumba and Timba, their spontaneity and energy is guaranteed to lift you off your feet and have you dancing all night long!  

Dendy Opera Quays 7 Sep @ 7pmCasula Powerhouse 24 Sep @ 4pm


on-the-roof-director-patricia-ramosFeature Director BIO – Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos has a Bachelor in Spanish Studies from the Havana University and a Bachelor in Screenwriting from the International School of Cinema and TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). She has facilitated scriptwriting workshop in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica and Venezuela. In 2009 she directed the documentary Ampárame from the TV series History of Cuban Music. She has directed two short films, The Courtyard of my Home (2007) and Nana (2004).

Featured Short Film
Pequeño manifiesto en contra del cine solemne/ Little manifesto against solemn cinema

Short, Argentina 2017, Dir: Roberto Porta, 14 mins, Universidad del Cine

A trivial story about two people that meet at a party and spend the night together, told in the most pretentious, most poetic, but above all, most solemn way possible.