Letters to Eloisa
Tuesday, May 19th 7 PM PST
FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR
Featuring the intimate correspondence of a brother to his sister living in exile, Letters to Eloisa tells the story of obscured Cuban literary genius and poet José Lezama Lima, author of a monumental novel, “Paradiso”. A baroque masterpiece with strong homoerotic content “Paradiso” catapulted Lezama to the heights of the literary world but placed him on a direct collision course with the Cuban revolutionary government. Part biography, and part cultural history, Letters to Eloisa traces Lezama’s rise as a literary figure in Cuba and his tragic end, alone and silenced in his Havana home.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Adriana Bosch is an independent documentary film maker with more than 30 years of experience. She was Series Producer of Latino Americans a six hour series for PBS (2013) and for the four hour series Latin Music USA, (2009). Bosch has produced and written a number of films for “American Experience”. She also produced and wrote a documentary on The Rockefeller family, a documentary on Fidel Castro (2005), and a documentary on Cuban scientist Carlos Finlay (2007). Her films have received many of the industry’s highest awards, including two Peabody Awards, an Emmy Award, a Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, an Erik Barnouw Award in addition to many nominations, including for best documentary from the IDA and the Writer’s Guild, among others. Letters to Eloisa (2020), is her latest feature documentary.