Brazilian Film Series to Heat Up Scottsdale Center, 5/18-8/25

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Brazilian Film Series to Heat Up Scottsdale Center, 5/18-8/25

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will showcase recent Brazilian cinema this summer as part of its Discovery Series films, curated by Amy Ettinger of the Scottsdale International Film Festival.

Four acclaimed Brazilian films will be shown in the Center's 137-seat Stage 2 theater on selected Sundays and Mondays from May 18 through Aug. 25, including Buddies (2012), The Invisible Collection (2012), Tattoo (2013) and Prime Time Soap (2011). The films are in Portuguese and include English subtitles.

Tickets for each film are available for only $5 (and free for students and veterans with ID) starting May 3 through or 480-499-TKTS (8587).


Buddies (Colegas)

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Monday, May 19, 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 25, 2 p.m.

Monday, May 26, 7 p.m.

Three friends with Down syndrome who love movies leave the care home where they grew up to pursue their dreams. Directed by Marcelo Galvao.

The Invisible Collection (A Colecao Invisivel)

Sunday, June 22, 2 p.m.

Monday, June 23, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 29, 2 p.m.

Monday, June 30, 7 p.m.

The young Beto ventures to the Brazilian countryside in search of a collection of rare drawings. There he meets Samir, the collector, and his family, ruined by the demise of the cocoa plantations. The journey and the encounter will irrevocably change the young man's soul. Based on a short story by Stefan Zweig. Directed by Bernard Attal.

Tattoo (Tatuagem)

Sunday, July 20, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 21, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 28, 7 p.m.

While Brazil's military dictatorship starts to falter, an unlikely and life-changing romance develops between Clécio, the ringleader of a gay anarchist cabaret, and 18-year-old Fininha, a country boy in military service in the capital. Directed by Hilton Lacerda.

Prime Time Soap (A Novela das Oito)

Sunday, August 17, 2 p.m.

Monday, August 18, 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 24, 2 p.m.

Monday, August 25, 7 p.m.

Set against a backdrop of disco fever and dictatorship, high-class prostitute Amanda and her 'maid' Dora flee from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. Directed by Odilon Rocha.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Discovery Series takes audiences on an artistic journey to a different part of the world each year. Spanning many different artistic disciplines, the Discovery Series includes educational programs, festivals, films and other special events. Previous season have explored the arts and cultures of Australia and New Zealand, India and Brazil. The 2014-15 Discovery Series will highlight Spain and Portugal.

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: One of the premier performing-arts halls in the Western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted by the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center's education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city's Old Town and gallery districts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, two blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)

TDD: (480) 874-4694






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