Viva Cinema at the Bullock Museum: The Forbidden Shore

The Forbidden Shore, a film by Ron Chapman

Canada/Cuba, 2016
Documentary/Music, 96 min, Color
Spanish, with English subtitles

Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 7:30 PM CT

Purchase your virtual screening ticket ($5) to view the film for 72 hours between November 9 – 13.

After you’ve watched the film, enjoy free access to a LIVE conversation with the director on Thursday, November 12th, 2020.

Nowhere else has there been such an inextricable relationship between political realities and the unquenchable desire for Cuban artists to express their music and voice freely. The tension between austerity and creativity, and between the rhythms of day-to-day Cuban life and the undeniable rhythms of blended cultural influences are evident in every frame. Through concert and street performances, and revealing interviews with musicians, artists and everyday Cuban citizens, you’ll get a view of how spirited life is like on these shores. A stunning chronicle of the lives, loves, stories, and dreams of the people shrouded from the view of nearby shores.

Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language and Hispanic-heritage movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in the original language, with English subtitles if the film is not in English. This season, selections are focused on highlighting the richness of the African Diaspora experience in Latin America. As we have experienced in the U.S., conversations about race are necessarily complex, affecting individuals, families, neighborhoods, and ultimately the nation. Through this series, we invite exploration of the intersections of Latinx and African-origin identities within and across the borders of the Americas.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum includes three floors of exhibitions, IMAX® and multisensory special-effects theaters, a café and museum store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and host exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. For more, visit or call (512) 936-8746