Premiere Brazil! 2010 at Moma NY – Programme

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Film Screenings & Events
Salve geral (Time of Fear)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Sergio Rezende. With Andrea Beltrão, Denise Weinberg, Lee Thalor. A recently widowed piano teacher is shocked when her only son is imprisoned for killing a young woman. Her situation goes from bad to worse when, desperate to free him, she becomes involved with the criminal organization behind a series of actions that threaten to turn São Paulo into a living hell. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 119 min.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 5:30 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Dzi Croquettes
2009. Brazil. Directed by Raphael Alvarez, Tatiana Issa. With Norma Bengell, César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Cardoso, Liza Minnelli. Dzi Croquettes, an infamous Brazilian dance-theater group at the heart of the 1960s Tropicália cultural movement, used imagination, irony, and humor to confront Brazil’s violent dictatorship—and in the process revolutionized the nation’s gay rights movement and changed the language of theater and dance for a generation. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 110 min.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Monday, July 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

O príncipe encantado (Prince Charming)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Sergio Machado, Fátima Toledo. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 16 min.
Viajo por que preciso, volto por que te amo (I Travel because I Have To, I Come Back because I Love You)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Marcelo Gomes, Karim Aïnouz. With Irandhir Santos. A geologist ventures into the scrublands of northeastern Brazil’s Sertão region to ascertain possible routes for a new canal. The triumph of this inventive hybrid film is the organic yet poetic manner in which story and landscape crystallize the traveler’s past and present. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 75 min.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

The Bizarre Friends of Ricardinho

2008. Brazil. Directed by Augusto Canani. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 20 min.
É Proibido Fumar (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Anna Muylaert. With Glória Pires, Paulo Miklos, Marisa Orth. When a bachelor moves into the empty apartment next to Baby, she seizes the chance to finally fill her life with something beyond the pleasures of chain-smoking—and she won’t let anything get in her way. Wacky and utterly charming, the film offers many surprises, expertly delivered by Pires and Miklos. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 86 min.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Os famosos e os duendes da morte (The Famous and the Dead)
2009. Brazil/France. Directed by Esmir Filho. With Ismael Caneppele, Tuane Eggers, Henrique Larré. In rural Brazil, a sixteen-year-old Bob Dylan fan reaches out to the world through the Internet while coping with traumatic memories of loss and death. Filho’s multiple-award-winning debut feature powerfully transmits the outsider feelings of a desperate teenager. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 90 min.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Xica da Silva
1976. Brazil. Directed by Carlos Diegues. With Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas, Altair Lima. A romanticized retelling of the true story of Xica da Silva, an eighteenth-century African slave in the state of Minas Gerais, who became the lover of the Portuguese royal agent in possession of the region’s exclusive diamond-mining contract. Restored print courtesy of Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 107 min.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Lixo extraordinário (Waste Land)
2010. Great Britain/Brazil. Directed by Lucy Walker. Co-directed by João Jardim, Karen Harley. This documentary follows celebrated contemporary artist Vik Muniz on an emotional journey to the world’s largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho, outside Rio de Janeiro, and explores his three-year collaboration with the catadores, who inhabit the “trash city” picking recyclables. It tells an immensely powerful story of people at the end of their rope, using art as a means to “recycle” their own lives. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 90 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Lectures & Gallery Talks
Reidy, a construção da utopia (Reidy, Building Utopia)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Ana Maria Magalhães. Magalhães’s documentary follows the trajectory of architect and urbanist Affonso Eduardo Reidy, who turned Rio de Janeiro into a modern city with such projects as the Museum of Modern Art and the Flamengo Embankment. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 77 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 5:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Film Screenings & Events

A ilha (The Island)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Alê Camargo. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 9 min.
Os inquilinos (The Tenants)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Sergio Bianchi. With Fernando Alves Pinto, Zezeh Barbosa, Caio Blat. Bianchi’s richly detailed excavation of society’s fear of and fascination with violence—from television’s constant stream of near pornographic mayhem to venomous suspicion between neighbors, petty feuds within married couples, and quarreling among children—is an indictment of the lowest human impulses. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 103 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Olhos de ressaca (Undertow Eyes)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Petra Costa. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 17 min.
Terras (Lands)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Maya Da-Rin. On the shared border of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru lies an island surrounded by the immense Amazon rainforest and populated by both indigenous people and urbanites. This vibrant, gorgeously photographed film transmits the broken rhythms and alienated rituals generated when wilderness and urbanization collide. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 75 min.
Monday, July 26, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Bye Bye Brasil
1979. France/Brazil/Argentina. Directed by Carlos Diegues. With José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Júnior. A traveling sideshow made up of a magician, a strongman, and an exotic dancer stops in rural villages hoping to mesmerize the townspeople out of whatever money they may have. When a young accordionist becomes enamored of the show’s exotic dancer, he and his pregnant wife join the show as it sets off deeper into the country’s interior. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 100 min.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

Lula, o filho do Brasil (Lula, Son of Brazil)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Fabio Barreto. With Gloria Pires, Rui Ricardo Diaz, Cleo Pires. This emotionally involving, fictionalized biopic about Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, widely known as “Lula,” focuses on his poor childhood in the interior of Pernambuco, and especially on the integrity and commitment of his mother, played by the incomparable Pires. Archival newsreel footage cleverly enhances the recounting of Lula’s formative years as a union organizer. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 130 min.
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1

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