• Twenty Years Later—A Man Labeled to Die

    1964/84. Brazil. Eduardo Coutinho. 119 min.

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


  • Twenty Years Later—A Man Labeled to Die

    1964/84. Brazil. Directed by Eduardo Coutinho. This unusual, unlikely hybrid documentary garnered top honors around the world. In 1964 Coutinho went to northeast Brazil to shoot a feature based on the 1962 assassination of João Pedro Teixeira, militant leader of the Peasant Leagues. The film—whose cast was to include, among other nonprofessional locals, Teixeira’s wife Elizabeth, playing herself—was interrupted by Brazil’s military coup of 1964. Mrs. Teixeira and family went into hiding, and Coutinho’s footage was seized, except for one reel. In 1984 Coutinho returned to the region to track down Mrs. Teixeira and family, show them the salvaged footage, and document their reactions to it and to the changing times. New York premiere. 119 min.

In the Film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2009

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