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<i>Mangue-Bangue</i>. 1971. Brazil. Directed by Neville D’Almeida. Courtesy of the filmmaker
  • Mangue-Bangue

    1971. Brazil. Neville D’Almeida. 62 min.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



  • Mangue-Bangue

    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.