• Fabricating Tom Zé

    2006. Brazil. Decio Matos, Jr. 89 min.

Friday, July 13, 2007, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Fabricating Tom Zé

    2006. Brazil. Directed by Decio Matos, Jr. This lively and innovative documentary, filmed during a 2005 European concert tour, uses video, animation, and film to chart the personal universe of musician Tom Zé, for whom a guitar and a vacuum cleaner have the same melodic potential. An uncompromising and inspired artist, Zé is seen by many (including David Byrne and Arto Lindsay) as revitalizing the ever-evolving Tropicalia movement. Zé, who narrates his own story, is a very special musical phenomenon in a genre mostly associated with Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil—both of whom warmly assess the musical genius of their friend. Portuguese; English subtitles. 89 min.

In the Film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2007

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