*Bandido da luz vermelha (The Red Light Bandit)*. 1968. Directed by Rogério Sganzerla. Courtesy of RioFilme

O Bandido da luz vermelha (The Red Light Bandit). 1968. Brazil. Written and directed by Rogério Sganzerla. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 92 min.

With Paulo Villaça, Helena Ignez, Luiz Linhares. The more obscure but adventurous and taboo-breaking underground, Marginal Cinema, or Udigridi (a deliberate bastardization of the English word “underground”) functioned as a radical continuation of (while also in dialogue with) Cinema Novo and the group of transgressive artists around Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica. Sganzerla has said that his film “is principally a formal reformulation within Brazilian cinema. The time has come for films that are dirty and poetic, impure and pretentious, and for new forms for new contents; for cinema that speaks of politics or of banditry without aesthetic respect, to the point of adopting an obscene liberty.” The director’s debut film, based on the police records of a famous bandit, mixes several genres to create a new type of Western about the Third World.

  1. Sunday, June 8, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
  2. Saturday, June 7, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
  3. Friday, June 6, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2