'Twenty Years Later' (Brazil, 1985); 'The Century' (Brazil, 2011)
Friday, July 11, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentaries
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Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission. $8 non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (with valid ID). Free for UCLA students (with valid ID).
'Twenty Years Later' (Cabra marcado para morrer) (Brazil, 1985) Directed by Eduardo Coutinho. In 1964, Eduardo Coutinho started work on a feature film about the assassination of a rural militant activist, employing a non-professional cast that included the activist’s widow. Filming was stopped by Brazil’s military coup when the widow went into hiding and all but one reel of the footage was seized. Twenty years later, Coutinho tracked down the widow and showed her the surviving images. The result is one of the defining portraits of Brazil under the dictatorship and announced Coutinho as a major voice in Brazilian cinema. 35mm, color, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 119 min.
Preceded by: 'The Century' (O século) (Brazil, 2011) Directed by Cinthia Marcelle, Tiago Mata Machado. 'The Century' is a documentary of a performance and a documentary of an allegory as a century of revolution and conflict is reduced to a compelling abstraction, while remaining concrete and specific. Digital Video, color, 9 min.