Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brazilian Film Week

The third annual Brazilian Film Week kicks off today, and Brazilian dramas, documentaries and animated films will screen at the Greenberg Theater at American University. The free festival runs through Sunday, December 6.

Highlights include opening night film Time of Fear, about a piano teacher who becomes involved in attacks performed by a criminal group in São Paulo on Mothers’ Day in 2006, Brazil’s submission for a 2010 Oscar nod. It screens tonight at 8 p.m.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., the National Gallery of Art will be screening Black Orpheus, which won an Oscar and the Palme d'Or Award at Cannes in 1959. It is a retelling of the Greek myth of
Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

For a full schedule, click here.

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