Premiere Brazil!

June 23–29, 2004


The Museum of Modern Art presents Premiere Brazil!, its second annual exhibition of contemporary Brazilian cinema, June 23–29, 2004. This 11-film exhibition presents fiction and documentary work from Brazilian directors, including the world premiere of Joelzito Araujo’s Filhas do Vento (Daughters of the Wind) (2004), and concludes with the landmark O Pagador de Promessas (The Given Word), which won director Anselmo Duarte the Palme D’Or at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. The exhibition is presented at Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, one of the temporary venues where MoMA is presenting film and media programs prior to the reopening of the Museum in midtown Manhattan on November 20.

The exhibition was organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art, and Ilda Santiago, Director, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, in collaboration with The Brazilian Film Festival of Miami.

Premiere Brazil! is made possible by George Gund III and Iara Lee.

Additional support is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special thanks to Film Forum, TurisRio, Churrascaria Plataforma, and The Cutting Room. Hotels courtesy of Millennium Hotels and Resorts. Transportation provided by VARIG - Brazilian Airlines.


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