2011. Brazil. Eduardo Coutinho. 92 min.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. Brazil. Directed by Eduardo Coutinho. Comprised of 18 "sessions" (chosen from 42 total), this astonishingly simple, emotionally compelling documentary delves into the songs that hold meaning in people's lives. Director Coutinho reverses the traditional documentary practice of bringing the camera to the subject and instead invites the subjects to come to the camera. Sitting before a simple screen, the director engages his subjects in conversation about the song they picked, developing a rapport that allows for exceptionally involving, deeply personal stories about music and its intimate connection to memory, love, loss, self-discovery, regret, death, and life. Portuguese with English subtitles. 92 min.