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Nelson Pereira dos Santos: Politics and Passion

At the age of 27, Nelson Pereira dos Santos revolutionized the Brazilian cinema with his 1955 debut feature, Rio, 40 graus (Rio, 100 Degrees), a portrait of Rio de Janeiro that set a neorealist aesthetic to a loose and looping samba beat. Almost 60 years later, Pereira remains a vital creative force, still passionately engaged with the people, music, and politics of his country, as exemplified by his 2012 documentary A Música segundo Tom Jobim (The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim).

The Museum of Modern Art in New York hosts a retrospective of dos Santos' career in April.

New York: April 9 - 17. Full details on MoMA's website.


Earlier Event: April 9
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Later Event: April 9
XicanIndie Film Fest