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BLACK ORPHEUS

Sunday, February 19
11:00

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France/Brazil, 1959
Directed by Marcel Camus
Starring Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira
In Portuguese, with English subtitles
Approx. 100 min. 35mm.


“Street car conductor Mello and country-girl Dawn fall in love in Rio de Janeiro during the carnival. Lyrical updating of the Orpheus and Eurydice legend beautifully acted and directed. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film; rhythmic score by Luis Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim.” – Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin’s 2011 Movie Guide

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“An inspired reinvention of the underworld.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
 

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