LENINE IN CONTINUATION / LENINE EM CONTINUAÇÃO (ígor Iglesias González, Spain, 2009, 90 min. In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles) Screening introduced by Brazilian journalist Eduardo Graça "While working on a new album, Brazilian composer Lenine calls upon his earliest experiences with music to navigate the uncertainty brought to his work in the era of downloads (and vinyl). Lenine in Continuation documents perspectives, encounters, creation and how technology serves a passion for art. Lenine was born in 1958 and in the '90s, almost 10 years into his career, became one of the greatest names in Brazilian music. Despite his late success, he has since garnered outstanding reviews, awards and fans with each new album. The film offers an intense reflection on the impact of new technology on musical creation in the midst of the decline of the CD, the reemergence of vinyl and the explosion of the internet." — Rio International Film Festival. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7pm

LENINE IN CONTINUATION / LENINE EM CONTINUAÇÃO
(ígor Iglesias González, Spain, 2009, 90 min. In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles)
Screening introduced by Brazilian journalist Eduardo Graça

"While working on a new album, Brazilian composer Lenine calls upon his earliest experiences with music to navigate the uncertainty brought to his work in the era of downloads (and vinyl). Lenine in Continuation documents perspectives, encounters, creation and how technology serves a passion for art. Lenine was born in 1958 and in the '90s, almost 10 years into his career, became one of the greatest names in Brazilian music. Despite his late success, he has since garnered outstanding reviews, awards and fans with each new album. The film offers an intense reflection on the impact of new technology on musical creation in the midst of the decline of the CD, the reemergence of vinyl and the explosion of the internet." — Rio International Film Festival.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7pm

A NIGHT IN 67 / UMA NOITE EM 67 (Renato Guerra and Ricardo Calil, Brazil, 2009, 93 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles) "The end of the III Festival of Popular Brazilian Music on TV Record on Oct 21, 1967, promised to be memorable. In the running for the main awards were Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil with Os Mutantes, Roberto Carlos, Edu Lobo and Sergio Ricardo—who famously broke his guitar on stage after boos for "Beto Bom de Bola." Restoring footage of performances of songs like "Roda Viva," "Alegria Alegria" and "Domingo no Parque," the film registers the explosion of Tropicalism, the radicalization of artistic and political fractures in the middle of the military dictatorship and the consecration of names that are idols to this day in the Brazilian music scene. This film is an insight of an effervescent time and the quality of the generation that led it." —It's All True Film Festival.   Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7pm

A NIGHT IN 67 / UMA NOITE EM 67
(Renato Guerra and Ricardo Calil, Brazil, 2009, 93 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)

"The end of the III Festival of Popular Brazilian Music on TV Record on Oct 21, 1967, promised to be memorable. In the running for the main awards were Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil with Os Mutantes, Roberto Carlos, Edu Lobo and Sergio Ricardo—who famously broke his guitar on stage after boos for "Beto Bom de Bola." Restoring footage of performances of songs like "Roda Viva," "Alegria Alegria" and "Domingo no Parque," the film registers the explosion of Tropicalism, the radicalization of artistic and political fractures in the middle of the military dictatorship and the consecration of names that are idols to this day in the Brazilian music scene. This film is an insight of an effervescent time and the quality of the generation that led it." —It's All True Film Festival.  

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7pm

THE PETIT BOURGEOIS - A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE / O PEQUENO BURGUÊS - FILOSOFIA DE VIDA (Edu Mansur | Brazil, 2008, 70 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles) "Martinho da Vila was born in 1938 in rural Rio de Janeiro, on a farm by a town called Duas Barras and spent his childhood in an extremely poor favela in the state capital. He broke album-sale records with his first recordings and to a public used to listening to boleros and covers of foreign songs, he fast became the people's choice. Martinho influenced other composers with his composition style and developed 'samba-enredo', which up until then had been closer to 'samba-exaltação' (exalting). The farm where he was born has been turned into the Martinho da Vila Institute, offering free education to children from Duas Barras and serves as a backdrop for the film." —São Paulo International Film Festival. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7pm

THE PETIT BOURGEOIS - A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE / O PEQUENO BURGUÊS - FILOSOFIA DE VIDA
(Edu Mansur | Brazil, 2008, 70 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)

"Martinho da Vila was born in 1938 in rural Rio de Janeiro, on a farm by a town called Duas Barras and spent his childhood in an extremely poor favela in the state capital. He broke album-sale records with his first recordings and to a public used to listening to boleros and covers of foreign songs, he fast became the people's choice. Martinho influenced other composers with his composition style and developed 'samba-enredo', which up until then had been closer to 'samba-exaltação' (exalting). The farm where he was born has been turned into the Martinho da Vila Institute, offering free education to children from Duas Barras and serves as a backdrop for the film." —São Paulo International Film Festival.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7pm

TOM ZÉ: LIBERATED ASTRONAUT / TOM ZÉ: ASTRONAUTA LIBERTADO (ígor Iglesias González, Spain, 2009, 90 min. In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles) "Using the Musical Experimentation Workshop organized by Brazilian musician Tom Zé in Asturias, Spain, as its starting point, the film presents a retrospective of his musical discoveries and his continuing development of musical experimentation in the '70s. By piecing together historical archives and showing his performances on stages all around Brazil and Europe as well time spent in the recording studio, the film sheds light on this artist's original creative methodology." —São Paulo International Film Festival. Co-Presented with Luaka Bop to celebrate the dual release of the Studies of Tom Zé Box and Estudando a Bossa. Afterparty at 92YTribeca Café with DJ Sean Marquand from Phenominal Handclap Band. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 7pm

TOM ZÉ: LIBERATED ASTRONAUT / TOM ZÉ: ASTRONAUTA LIBERTADO
(ígor Iglesias González, Spain, 2009, 90 min. In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles)

"Using the Musical Experimentation Workshop organized by Brazilian musician Tom Zé in Asturias, Spain, as its starting point, the film presents a retrospective of his musical discoveries and his continuing development of musical experimentation in the '70s. By piecing together historical archives and showing his performances on stages all around Brazil and Europe as well time spent in the recording studio, the film sheds light on this artist's original creative methodology." —São Paulo International Film Festival.

Co-Presented with Luaka Bop to celebrate the dual release of the Studies of Tom Zé Box and Estudando a Bossa. Afterparty at 92YTribeca Café with DJ Sean Marquand from Phenominal Handclap Band.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 7pm