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
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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