SUMMER 2010

In 2009 Cinema Tropical teamed up with 92YTribeca to create the Music + Film Series: Janeiro In New York. Showing important documentaries on major Brazilian music stars Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Simonal, Marisa Monte, Humberto Teixeira , the series, along with live music in the 92YTribeca Café, has built a cult status among those who love Brazilian music.

The Summer 2010 edition of Cinema Tropical's Music + Film: Janeiro In New York seriespromises to be equally exciting with a fun look back at four groundbreaking musicians who emerged from Bahia in the 1960s:Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa and Gilberto Gil.

The series will present three feature documentary films made by acclaimed director Andrucha Waddington, all of which are essential viewing for any fan of Brazilian music. Short video clips on the four artists will accompany each program, along with special guests to introduce the films and live performances in the cafe after the screenings.

The first film of the series, Outros (Doces) Bárbaros takes its inspiration from a 1976 performance in São Paolo, when Veloso, Bethânia, Gal and Gil came together to create the MPB super group Os Doces Bárbaros. The film documents the group's historical re-banding in 2002.

Also by Waddington and produced by his pioneering company Conspiraçâo Filmes are Maria Bethânia - Pedrinha de Aruanda / Touchstone from Aruanda, a personal glimpse of Bethania at 60 and Viva São João! a journey into the music of the North East of Brazil led by Gilberto Gil.

Special thanks to Conspiração Filmes.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 7pm OUTROS (DOCES) BÁRBAROS Directed by Andrucha Waddington | Brazil, 2002, 75 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles In 1976 the Brazilian MPB super group Os Doces Bárbaros was formed when the four artists (all originally from Bahia) Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa and Gilberto Gil came together for a show in Sao Paulo that was the subject of the 1977 documentary by the same name. Almost 30 years later, in December 2002, the artists reunited for shows in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and director Andrucha Waddington was there to document the group's live performances, rehearsals and interviews. Special guest DJ Greg Caz will introduce the film, and spin music from Os Doces Bárbaros era in the 92YTribeca Café after the screening.  

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 7pm
OUTROS (DOCES) BÁRBAROS

Directed by Andrucha Waddington | Brazil, 2002, 75 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles

In 1976 the Brazilian MPB super group Os Doces Bárbaros was formed when the four artists (all originally from Bahia) Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa and Gilberto Gil came together for a show in Sao Paulo that was the subject of the 1977 documentary by the same name. Almost 30 years later, in December 2002, the artists reunited for shows in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and director Andrucha Waddington was there to document the group's live performances, rehearsals and interviews.

Special guest DJ Greg Caz will introduce the film, and spin music from Os Doces Bárbaros era in the 92YTribeca Café after the screening.

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7pm VIVA SÃO JOÃO! Directed by Andrucha Waddington | Brazil, 2002, 82 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles "In Andrucha Waddington's film, singer, composer and Grammy award-winner Gilberto Gil has taken on the role of tour guide. Using commentary, interviews and songs he introduces the viewer to the traditional St John's Day music festival held each June in Brazil. Through reminiscences and eye-witness testimonies, the mythical figure of Luiz Gonzaga runs through this fascinating documentary. Gonzaga was a revolutionary musician who achieved a privileged position on the Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo music scenes in the 1940s. Thanks to Gonzaga, the rather neglected north-eastern section of the country became popular centre of Brazilian folklore. Captivating musical interludes link the crystal clear images of Waddington's film, a work which illustrates the joyous and innocent mysticism of the dazzling festival." - Karlovy Vary Film Festival  

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7pm
VIVA SÃO JOÃO!

Directed by Andrucha Waddington | Brazil, 2002, 82 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles

"In Andrucha Waddington's film, singer, composer and Grammy award-winner Gilberto Gil has taken on the role of tour guide. Using commentary, interviews and songs he introduces the viewer to the traditional St John's Day music festival held each June in Brazil. Through reminiscences and eye-witness testimonies, the mythical figure of Luiz Gonzaga runs through this fascinating documentary. Gonzaga was a revolutionary musician who achieved a privileged position on the Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo music scenes in the 1940s. Thanks to Gonzaga, the rather neglected north-eastern section of the country became popular centre of Brazilian folklore. Captivating musical interludes link the crystal clear images of Waddington's film, a work which illustrates the joyous and innocent mysticism of the dazzling festival." - Karlovy Vary Film Festival

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010at 7pm MARIA BETHÂNIA, PEDRINHA DE ARUANDA | MARIA BETHÂNIA, TOUCHSTONE FROM ARUANDA Directed by Andrucha Waddington | Brazil, 2007, 61 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles "To celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso's sister, Salvador de Bahia decreed four days of festivities that culminated in a spectacular concert. This film is considered one of the most authentic documents on film about the life and art of the great female singer."– Rome Film Festival. Preceded by CAETANO VELOSO E GILBERTO GIL - HAITI(video clip directed by Claudio Torres and Lula Buarque de Hollanda, 1993). 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010at 7pm
MARIA BETHÂNIA, PEDRINHA DE ARUANDA
 | MARIA BETHÂNIA, TOUCHSTONE FROM ARUANDA
Directed by Andrucha Waddington | Brazil, 2007, 61 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles

"To celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso's sister, Salvador de Bahia decreed four days of festivities that culminated in a spectacular concert. This film is considered one of the most authentic documents on film about the life and art of the great female singer."– Rome Film Festival. Preceded by CAETANO VELOSO E GILBERTO GIL - HAITI(video clip directed by Claudio Torres and Lula Buarque de Hollanda, 1993).