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Eugene Corr, Roberto “Chile” Perez

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Eugene Corr, Roberto “Chile” Perez

Eugene Corr
From ages 17-26, Eugene Corr was a factory worker, warehouse man, forklift driver, crane operator, auto, steel, and cannery worker. He started his career in film in 1973 as a member of Cine Manifest, a radical San Francisco film group in the 1970s. A restored print of his first feature, Over-Under, Sideways-Down, screened recently at the Film Anthology Center in NYC. Eugene Corr has broad experience in both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. He wrote and directed the feature documentary Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (with Robert Hillmann), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award (1991). He also wrote and directed the dramatic feature film, Desert Bloom (with Jon Voight, AnnaBeth Gish, Sélection Officielle, Cannes IFF, 1986). Corr has worked as a second unit director on major motion pictures (Bull Durham, Cobb), written or co-written dramatic features (Prefontaine, Never Cry Wolf, Wildrose), and written for TV. He has also directed episodic television. His current documentary, Ghost Town to Havana (2015) has been on the festival circuit.

 

Filmography

Over-Under Sideways-Down (1977), Desert Bloom (1986), Crime Story (1988), Miami Vice (1989), Dream Street (1989), Against the Law (1990), Shannon's Deal (1991), I'll Fly Away  (1991), Arli$$ (1997), Nothing Sacred (1997), Ghost Town to Havana (2015, co-dir.).

Eugene Corr, Roberto “Chile” Perez

Roberto “Chile” Perez    
Cuban director of photography, co-producer, co-director. Widely regarded as one of Cuba's finest cinematographers, Chile's images have traveled the world.  He has worked as director of photography on hundreds of documentaries including productions for ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel and the Halogroup in the United States; NHK and TV Asahi of Japan; Canal Arte of France; and O Globo y Manchete of Brazil.  Chile creates frames of great depth and stunning visual beauty, perfect to capture the raucous, sensuous, color-saturated vitality of Cuba. Among his important documentaries are:   When I think of Che, Lennon in Havana, Cuban Art Series, and the documentary series, Spiked Wings.   He has received dozens of awards in national and international competitions.

 

Filmography

When I think of Che (1987), Fúster, guajiro de costa (2005, short), En mis ojos brilles tú (2005, short), Desafio (2005, short), Soy Tato Nganga (2012, short), Ghost Town to Havana (2015, co-dir.).    

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