New York's Museum of the Moving Image presents new films from Brazil this month.
Dec. 6: Casa Grande, Dir. Fellipe Barbosa. 2014.
With writer/editor Karen Sztajnberg in person
Seventeen-year-old Jean strives to escape his privileged life within Rio's social elite. Though Barbosa's beautifully written feature debut is very personal, telling the story of his family's spiral into bankruptcy, it also boldly explores class difference and racism, an urgent though still new conversation in Brazil today.
Dec. 20: A música segundo Tom Jobim (The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Dirs. Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Dora Jobim. 2012.
With musical performances by Judy Garland, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Chico Buarque, and Lisa Ono. The pure joy of Tom Jobim's music, is celebrated in this musical tribute from one master to another. Dos Santos, the father of modern Brazilian cinema, has crafted a documentary that is free of commentary or interviews
New York: Dec. 6 and 20. Full details at the Museum of the Moving Image site.