ME, MY FATHER AND THE CARIOCAS
(Eu, Meu Pai e Os Cariocas, Lúcia Veríssimo, 2017, Brazil, 112 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Q&A with director Lúcia Veríssimo
Me, My Father and the Cariocas is a engaging and fascinating journey through 70 years of the history of Brazilian music. From the golden era of the Radio Nacional, through Bossa Nova, Tropicalia, Samba, MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) and through these days, the film is a love letter to the cultural legacy of the South American country.
The film was conceived, directed, produced and narrated by the actress Lúcia Veríssimo—daughter of the maestro Severino Filho, founder of the influential vocal group Os Cariocas, launchers of the Bossa Nova movement—who had direct access to some of the who's who of Brazilian music, including artists, musicologists, writers, maestros, composers and historians.
Featuring a vast collection of photographs, clips from films and videos, and featuring over 100 songs, Me, My Father and the Cariocas narrates how historical facts had a major influence in the development of the exuberant Brazilian music scene, and it's a must see for any music lover.
This series is programmed by Mary Jane Marcasiano.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York
with additional support from Brazilian Music Foundation
and Hélio Campos.