1971. Brazil. Neville D’Almeida. 62 min.
D’Almeida will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1971. Brazil. Directed by Neville D’Almeida. D’Almeida, who would go on to collaborate with Hélio Oiticica on the inter-media environments of Block-Experiments in Cosmococa – program in progress (1973–74), was introduced by Oiticica to Mangue, the red-light district in Rio de Janeiro from which the film draws its title. The quasi-fictional story of a transgendered Brazilian living in squalor, Mangue-Bangue is the paradigmatic expression of the post-1968 spirit of desbunde, the slang catchword for “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.” In Portuguese; English subtitles. 62 min.
In the Film exhibition On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s
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