'Before Night Falls' screens at the Walker Friday
Part of the Walker Art Center's film retrospective on director Julian Schnable, Before Night Falls, starring Javier Bardem, will screen this Friday night.
The film is based on the autobiography of the same name by Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. Javier Bardem racked up many accolades with his portrayal of Arenas, who was a dissident writer in Cuba during a politically dangerous time.
Arenas fought for freedom of political and artistic expression through his writing, and came of age during the sexual revolution as an openly gay man--both of which landed him ideological deviation charges and time in prison.
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