by Brian Lepire
IT IS OFFICIAL!
UNFINISHED SPACES has been named the Jury Award winner of the 2012 Salem Film Fest.
The film – directed by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray – tells the story of three Cuban architects who were tasked with designing and building the Cuba’s National School of Arts. As the architects devoted themselves to bringing their dream to life, the political climate of the time halted their work. UNFINISHED SPACES picks up as the three architects dare to dream again about returning to Cuba to finish the National School of Arts.
“The film is an amazing journey back to the time of the Cuban Revolution and a moment in that country’s history when anything seemed possible,” SFF organizer Jeff Schmidt said.
Salem Film Fest Co-Founder Joe Cultrera announced the winner during Thursday night’s SFF wrap party.
For their achievement, Nahmias and Murray will receive an award sculpted by local artist Mik Augustin. Also, as winner of the Jury Award, UNFINISHED SPACES will return to CinemaSalem for a week-long theatrical showing.