Film Society of Lincoln Center to Embark on BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES, 4/12-18
Carlos Diegues, 1984, Brazil; 119m, Portuguese with English subtitles. 35mm
Diegues returns to the heroic subject of his first film, Ganga Zumba, with Tony Tornado starring as the legendary leader of runaway slaves who have fled a sugar cane mill in Pernambuco. Zumba's godson and heir Zumbi (Antônio Pompêo) rebels against his father's more conciliatory ways by confronting Brazil's massive colonial army.
Saturday, April 13 at 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 17 at 4:00pm
Rio's Love Songs/Veja Esta Canção
Carlos Diegues, 1995, Brazil, 104m, 35mm
In one of his most musical films, Diegues creates a cinematic quilt consisting of four episodes inspired by a quartet of Brazil's greatest songsmiths-Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque. Each belongs to a different genre, relating a range of love stories set in a barbeque restaurant and on the beach, one involving homeless boys and another centered on a man obsessed with gambling.
Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00pm
Subway to the Stars/Um Trem para as Estrelas
Carlos Diegues & Teresa Gonzales, 1987, Brazil; 93m, 35mm
After a long night of lovemaking with girlfriend and promising young musician Eunice, Vinicius realizes that she's disappeared. He sets off on an odyssey across Rio de Janeiro to find her, encountering violence, misery and injustice, with music a constant, pulsing presence.
Saturday, April 13 at 9:00pm
Thursday, April 18 at 4:15pm
Summer Showers/Chuvas de Verão
Carlos Diegues, 1978, Brazil; 86m. Portuguese with English subtitles. HDCAM
New retiree Afonso (Jofre Soares) chooses to enjoy a peaceful life in his suburban home. No sooner does he begin to slow down than he gets sucked into issues involving his daughter, his friends and the surrounding neighborhood. All the hubbub seems to revive something in Afonso, but the big change comes in the form of longtime neighbor Isaura (Míriam Pires), who elicits fresh desires, friendship and respect.
Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30pm
Tieta / Tieta do Agreste
Carlos Diegues, 1995, Brazil, 140m. Portuguese with English subtitles. 35mm
Diegues adapts Jorge Amado's acclaimed novel into a vibrant drama starring Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands). Punishing young Tieta for supposedly indecent behavior, the teen's father banishes her from their hometown in Bahia. 26 years later, Tieta (Braga) returns home a wealthy woman. Soon, she's scandalized by a love affair with her nephew and the revelation of the source of her riches.
Sunday, April 14 at 8:45pm
Xica/Xica da Silva
Carlos Diegues, 1976, Brazil, 107m. Portuguese with English subtitles. DCP
In the latter half of the 18th century, a representative of the Portuguese Crown named João Fernandes (Walmor Chagas) falls in love with black slave Xica (Zezé Motta), who works in one of Brazil's richest mines. She suddenly finds herself the center of attention as João makes her "Queen of Diamonds" and satisfies all of her extravagant wishes. Warned by João's enemies, the Portuguese King sends an agent to reverse Xica's increasing power in the colony.
Friday, April 12 at 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 16 at 4:15pm
Public Screening Schedule:
The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam).
Friday, April 12
6:15PM BYE BYE BRAZIL (105min)
9:00PM XICA (107min)
Saturday, April 13
6:00PM QUILOMBO (119min)
9:00PM SUBWAY TO THE STARS (93min)
Sunday, April 14
12:00PM GANGA ZUMBA (92min)
2:00PM THE BIG CITY (80min)
3:45PM THE HEIRS (103min)
6:15PM ORFEU (110min)
8:45PM TIETA (140min)
Monday, April 15
3:30PM BYE BYE BRAZIL (105min)
Tuesday, April 16
4:15PM XICA (107min)
6:30PM SUMMER SHOWERS (86min)
8:30PM JOANNA THE FRENCHWOMAN (112min)
Wednesday, April 17
4:00PM QUILOMBO (119min)
9:00PM RIO'S LOVE SONGS (104min)
Thursday, April 18
4:15PM SUBWAY TO THE STARS (93min)
6:15PM GOD IS BRAZILIAN (110min)
8:30PM THE GREATEST LOVE EVER (106min)
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