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The first film in the "Understanding Cuba Through Film" series is "Conducta, (2014, Ernesto Daranas 100 min, Spanish with English subtitles). "Conducta" is an award-winning, modern Cuban drama that follows the relationship between a teacher nearing retirement and her troubled but spirited student dealing with a drug-addicted mother. After the screening, Conducta co-star, Cuban actress Idalmis Garcia, will discuss how the film reflects Cuban society today as compared to the ideals of the Cuban Revolution including the state of its much-lauded, but now threatened, educational system.

A Cuban dinner served by donation starts at 6:30 p.m. The films starts at 7 p.m. with discussion to follow at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro..

The series will continue with three more films and speakers and events, one Friday a month. For more information about these films and to view trailers, visit