NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Cuba and the Cameraman” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The film, written and directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert, depicts life in Cuba through Alpert’s lens for three struggling families over the course of 45 years. The journey takes viewers from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro, according to

A reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter said “Cuba and the Cameraman” is “a warm and engaging primer on a complex and controversial subject.” A columnist for the Houston Press wrote, “even under restrictions, he (Alpert) always finds something fascinating to show.”

The film is a Netflix Original and was first shown at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. It runs 113 minutes.

This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton, Nacogdoches Junior Forum and Main Street Nacogdoches.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.