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Cinema Samba At Museum Of Modern Art

Written by: FFT Webmaster | July 11th, 2011

As New York enters its hot and steamy period, the timing is just right for Premiere Brazil!, the much loved showcase of Brazilian cinema that returns for its 9th edition. The series, which runs from July 14-27, is collaboration between the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. This year’s survey of Brazilian cinema features 14 films, including four international premieres, as well as a retrospective of the work of artist and filmmaker Cao Guimarães. The festival opens on July 14 with RISCADO (Craft), Gustavo Pizzi’s fictional portrait of the ups and downs of a talented, creative personality. The director will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a post-screening discussion. Other series highlights include AMOR? by João Jardim, based on authentic interviews about love between couples gone terribly wrong, re-enacted verbatim by actors and actresses; and NOITADA DE SAMBA FOCO DE RESISTENCIA (Samba’s Evening), Cisély Leal’s narrative of Teatro Opinião, a samba club in Rio de Janeiro that became a symbol of political and cultural resistance in the early 1970s. For a complete list of films and events, visit:

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