Noticiero no. 49 (ca. 1 min., b&w) is a very short newsreel clip showing the shutdown of Hollywood film distribution in favor to pave the way for Cuban filmmaking. Por primera vez (ca. 10 min., col.) follows the crew of a mobile cinema truck as it visits an isolated mountain town. Dolly back (ca. 10 min., col.) probes the limits of filmmaking through the film-within-a-film trope.
Noticiero no. 49 = Newsreel 49 Por primera vez = For the first time Dolly back.
Por primera vez: Alejandrito Diaz, Filiberto Romero, Luis García.
Noticiero no. 49: ICAIC, producer. Por promera vez: Octavio Cortazar, director. Dolly back: Juan Carlos Tabío, writer and director; Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos, Orlando de la Huerto, producers; photography, Adriano Moreno; editor, Roberto Bravo; music, Giuseppe Verdi.
Videodisc release of 3 short Cuban films (a newsreel clip, a documentary, and a comedy) produced in 1960, 1967, and 1986. Copyright date from DVD label; copyright date on container sleeve is 2005.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Hazel M. Hussong Fund.