WINTER / SPRING 2012
This popular series has built a cult following among those who love Brazilian music and culture. Whether you already are a fan of Brazil or want to be, this series is for you. The 2012 Edition kicks off with an appropriate film for February, the month of Carnival in Brazil, with a film whose subject is the famed Rio Samba School, Mangueira.
The Samba that Lives within Me (O Samba que Mora em Mim) (US Premiere) begins at the Mangueira Samba School court and goes into the community of Morro da Mangueira, in Rio de Janeiro. Director Georgia Guerra Peixe brings a personal report of samba and the history of the community in this autobiographical film. In March we switch from the green and pink of Mangueira to the blue and white of Portela and give equal billing to another of Rio's samba institutions with the US Premeire ofSamba Beats (As Batidas do Samba).