• Cartola (Cartola—The Samba Legend)

    2006. Brazil. Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda. 85 min.

Sunday, July 15, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

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

  • Cartola (Cartola—The Samba Legend)

    2006. Brazil. Directed by Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda. Cartola—The Samba Legend, about one of the most important composers of Brazilian music, is a history of samba and its relation to capoeira (a Brazilian martial art/dance), the Olympia bar scene in Rio de Janeiro, the favelas, and the formation of the famous Samba Schools. Using recreated scenes; reminiscences of musicians and people who knew Cartola; early footage of Cartola playing, performing, and composing; and fabulous found footage of early carnivals and parades, the film fashions a love letter to the city of Rio and a powerful reflection on the construction of national memory and identity. Portuguese; English subtitles. 85 min.

In the Film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2007

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