• The Discovery of Brazil

    1937. Brazil. Humberto Mauro. 62 min.

  • Vultures Have Wings

    2008. Brazil. André Rangel, Marcos Negrão. 15 min.

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 4:30 p.m.


  • The Discovery of Brazil

    1937. Brazil. Directed by Humberto Mauro. Screenplay by Pero Vaz de Caminha. Music by Villa Lobos. One of the earliest examples of Brazilian cinema, this film depicts the perilous journey of Pedro Álvares Cabral’s armada from Portugal to Brazil. Though somewhat rudimentary compared to other films of the period, The Discovery of Brazil distinguishes itself with its scenes of indigenous people and Portuguese explorers on the beach, and in the imaginative lighting on board the ship. But the real star is the beautiful cantata by Villa Lobos that permeates the film. Restored version with digitally remastered score. New York premiere. 62 min.

  • Vultures Have Wings

    2008. Brazil. Directed by André Rangel, Marcos Negrão. A community takes issue with the damage caused by waste disposal in a mangrove swamp. 15 min.

In the Film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2009

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