For the First Time (1967 film)

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For the First Time
Directed by Octavio Cortazar
Produced by El Estudio Cubano del Arte
Music by Raul Gomèz
Cinematography Lopito
Edited by Caìta Villalon
Distributed by El Estudio Cubano del Arte
Release date
  • May 1967 (1967-05)
Running time
10 minutes
Country Cuba
Language Spanish

For the First Time (Spanish: Por Primera Vez) is a 1967 Cuban documentary short film.[1] It chronicles the events of April 12, 1967 in the village of Los Munos, in the Baracoa municipality of Cuba, where a mobile cinema truck shows the villagers moving pictures for the first time.

The entire film was shot on April 12, 1967 in the village itself, and shows the cinema truck traveling to the village, as well as interviews with both the projectionists and several villagers. The film shown was the Chaplin feature, Modern Times, on a portable 16 mm projector in the back of the truck. As it happens, the film screening is well received.

The film was made available in recent years for an international audience with it being included as a special feature in a MK2 DVD release of Modern Times, distributed by Warner Brothers.

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