Cuban film
Selected bibliography in English

by Julianne Burton and John Hess

from Jump Cut, no. 22, May 1980, pp.
copyright Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 1980, 2005


Burton, Julianne. "Revolutionary Cuban Cinema." Handbook of Latin American Studies, 39 (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1977). Items 5001-5077 (Annotated).

Burton, Julianne. "Cuba." The New Latin American Cinema: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources, 1960-1976 (New York: Cineaste, 1976). Pp. 21-26 (Annotated).


Adler, Renata. "Three Cuban Cultural Reports with Films Somewhere in Them." A Year in the Dark (Berkly, N.Y.: Medallion Editions, l971). Pp. 364381.

Brook, Peter. The Cuban Enterprise." Sight and Sound, 30, No. 2 (Spring, 1961). Pp. 78-79.

Burton, Julianne. "Introduction: Revolutionary Cuban Cinema, First Part," JUMP CUT, No. 19 (December, 1978). Pp. 17-20.

Casal, Lourdes and Marvin Surkin. "Recent Cuban Cinema," Cineaste, 4, No. 4 (Spring, 1975). Pp. 22, 51.

Chanan, Michael. "Cuban Images: Some Notes." Framework, No. 10 (Spring, 1979). Pp. 19-22.

Crowdus, Gary. "The Spring 1972 Cuban Film Festival Bust," Film Society Review, 7, No. 7-9 (March-May, 1972). Pp. 23-26.

Douglas, Maria Eulalia. "The Cuban Cinema." Take One, 1, No. 12 (July-August, 1968). Pp. 6-9.

Engel, Andi. "Solidarity and Violence." Sight and Sound, 38, No. 4 (Autumn, 1969). Pp. 197-200.

Halperin, Maurice. "Culture and Revolution." The Rise and Decline of Fidel Castro (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972). Pp. 347-361

Hernandez, Andres. "Filmmaking and Politics: The Cuban Experience." American Behavioral Scientist, 17, No. 3 (January-February, 1974). Pp. 350-392.

Kavanagh, Thomas M. "Dialectics and The Texticity of Class Conflict," Journal of Latin American Lore, 4, No. 1 (1978). Pp. 135-43.

Matas, Julio. "Theater and Cinematography" in Carmelo Mesa-Lago, ed., Revolutionary Change in Cuba (Pittsburgh: UP Press, 1971). Pp. 436-42.

Michaels, Albert L. "Revolutionary Cinema and The Self-Reflections on a Disappearing Class." Journal of Latin American Lore, 4, No. 1 (1978). Pp. 12934.

Myerson, Michael. MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT: The Revolutionary Films of Cuba (New York: Grossman/Pelican, 1973).

Pick, Zuzana M. "Towards a Renewal of Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: A Discussion of Cuban Cinema Today: An Interview with Jorge Fraga and Tomás Gutierrez Alea." Cine-Tracts, 2, No. 3-4 (Summer-Fall, 1979). Pp. 21-31.

Rosen, Marjorie. "The Great Cuban Fiasco." Saturday Review, June 17, 1972, Pp. 50-53.

Va Salaam, Kalamu. "Cinema as Revolutionary Art." First World, An International Journal of Black Thought, 2, No. 2 (1979). 43-46;

Sauvage, Pierre. "Cine Cubano." Film Comment (Spring, 1972). Pp. 24-31. and "Letter to the Editor." (September-October, 1972). Pp. 75-76.

"Film Criticism in Cuba: An Interview with Enrique Colina." Jorge Silva. JUMP CUT, No. 22 (May, 1980). Pp. 32-33.

Sutherland, Elizabeth. "Cinema of Revolution - 90 Miles from Home." Film Quarterly, 16, No. 2 (Winter, 1961-62). Pp. 42-49.

Waugh, Tom. "Joris Ivens' Work in Cuba." JUMP CUT, No. 22 (May, 1980) Pp. 25-29.



"Individual Fulfillment and Collective Achievement: An Interview with Tomás Gutierrez Alea." Julianne Burton. Cineaste, 8, No. 1 (Summer, 1977). Pp. 8-15, 59.

Burton, Julianne. "MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT in the Land of Overdevelopment." Cineaste, 8, No. 1 (Summer, 1977). Pp. 16-21, 58.

"Gutierrez-Alea - An Interview." Gerardo Chijona. Framework, No. 10 (Spring, 1979). Pp. 28-30.

Kernan, Margot. "Cuban Cinema: Tomás Guterrez (sic) Alea." Film Quarterly, 29, No. 2 (Winter, 1976). Pp. 45-52.

Lesage, Julia. "Images of Underdevelopment." JUMP CUT, No. 1 (May-June, 1974). Pp. 9-11.

Rich, B. Ruby. "DEATH OF A BUREAUCRAT: Madcap Comedy Cuban Style." JUMP CUT, No. 22 (May, 1980). Pp. 29-30.


"Five Frames Are Five Frames, Not Six, But Five: An Interview with Santiago Alvarez." Cineaste, 6, No. 4 (Spring, 1975). Pp. 16-21.


Aufderheide, Pat. "WITH THE CUBAN WOMEN: Shows Results, But Little Struggle." JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). Pp. 13-14.


Espinosa, Julio García. "For an Imperfect Cinema." trans. Julianne Burton. JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). The original essay was published in Cine cubano, No. 66/67 (1969). A substantially different English language translation appeared in London's Afterimage, Summer, 1971.

Taylor, Anna Marie, et al. "Imperfect Cinema, Brecht, and THE ADVENTURES OF JUAN QUIN QUIN." JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). Pp. 26-29.


Landau, Valerie. "THE NEW SCHOOL: Life in Cuban Boarding Schools." JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). Pp. 14-15.


"Cuban Cinema and the Afro-Cuban Heritage: An Interview with Sergio Giral." Julianne Burton and Gary Crowdus. The Black Scholar, 8, No. 8-10 (Summer, 1977). Pp. 62-72.

West, Dennis. "THE OTHER FRANCISCO." Cineaste, 8, No. 2 (Fall, 1977). P. 47.


"Popular Culture; Perpetual Quest: An Interview with Manuel Octavio Gomez." Julianne Burton. JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). Pp. 17-20.

Hess, John. "NOW IT'S UP TO YOU and A WOMAN, A MAN, A CITY: The Personal is Political in Cuba." JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). Pp.15-17.


Galiano, Carlos. "ONE WAY OR ANOTHER: The Revolution in Action." JUMP CUT, No. 19 (December, 1978). P. 33.

Lesage, Julia. "ONE WAY OR ANOTHER: Dialectical, Revolutionary, Feminist." JUMP CUT, No. 20 (May, 1979). Pp. 20-23.


Hess, John. "BAY OF PIGS: Event into Concept." JUMP CUT, No. 4 (Nov-Dec, 1974). Pp. 7-8.


Biskind, Peter. "LUCIA: Struggles with History." JUMP CUT, No. 2 (July-August, 1974). Pp. 7-9.

"Every Point of Arrival is a Point of Departure: An Interview with Humberto Solás." Julianne Burton. JUMP CUT, No. 19 (December, 1978). Pp. 27-33.

Diamond, Louise and Lyn Parker. "SIMPARELE: The Heartbeat of a People." JUMP CUT, 19 (December, 1978). Pp. 20-21.

"Humberto Solás - An Interview." John King. Framework, No. 10 (Spring, 1979). Pp. 24-27.

Kovacs, Steven. "LUCIA: Style and Meaning in Revolutionary Film." Monthly Review, 27, No. 2 (June, 1975). Pp. 33-48.

Mraz, John. "LUCIA: History and Film in Revolutionary Cuba." Film and History, 5, No. 1 (February, 1975). Pp. 8-14, 18.

Mraz, John. "LUCIA: Visual Style and Historical Portrayal." JUMP CUT, No. 19 (December, 1978). Pp. 21-27.

Taylor, Anna Marie. "LUCIA." Film Quarterly, 28, No. 3 (Winter-Spring, 1975). Pp. 53-59.


"PORTRAIT OF TERESA - An Interview with Pastor Vega and Daisy Granados." Patricia Peyton and Carols Broullon. Cineaste, 10, No. 1 (Winter, 1979-80). Pp. 24-25, 47.

Randall, Margaret. "PORTRAIT OF TERESA: A Letter from Havana." Cineaste, 10, No. 1 (Winter, 1979-80). Pp. 26.

"Pastor Vega - An Interview." Don Ranvaud. Framework, No. 10 (Spring, 1979). P. 23.

Rich, B. Ruby. "PORTRAIT OF TERESA: Double Day, Double Standards." JUMP CUT, no. 22 (May, 1980). Pp. 30-32.