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BLACK ORPHEUS (Orfeu negro, 1959)

  • The Luminal Theater 405 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11221 United States (map)
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Directed by Marcel Camus
With Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, and Adhemer Feirrera da Silva as Death

Recreating the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice within the twentieth-century favelas of Brazil during the Rio de Janeiro carnival, this winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or is a vibrant tour de force. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning during the late 1960’s.

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