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.