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From Favela to the Big Screen: the Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - Thursday, January 19, 2012

Poster for City of God

André Pase
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Brazilian contemporary cinema received nominations for Academy Awards, exposing the harsh reality of the streets with graphical quality. Quotes and characters were incorporated to the culture, and directors went to Hollywood. These movies not only changed the industry, but Brazilian culture too. The three-day event will be a guided exhibition, listing points to pay attention to and discuss after screening. All in Portuguese with English subtitles.
Web: http://www.andrepase.com.br/iap/
Contact: André Pase, andrepase@mac.com

City of God (Cidade de Deus, 2002)
The poster boy of actual generation, the movie shows slums with dark colors with acclaimed direction and cinematography. A young photographer pictures how a group grew and changed a calm neighborhood into Brazil´s most dangerous area, framing Brazil’s development.
Tue Jan 17, 05-08:00pm, 2-105

Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite, 2007)
A movie about Brazilian´s extreme task force created a hype after being leaked before the theatrical release. The squad´s captain needs to choose his successor, but the corruption inside the Police is an enemy tougher than drug lords.
Wed Jan 18, 05-08:00pm, 2-105

Elite Squad – The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2, 2010)
The sequel is the all-time largest box office ticket selling for a national film, 10.7 million spectators, surpassing Avatar in numbers. After the events of the first movie, Captain Nascimento fights corruption inside the corporation, watchdogged by media, politicians, and his former successor.
Thu Jan 19, 05-08:00pm, 2-105


Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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