Part of “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary”
Friday, August 15, 2014
Tropicália (Brazil, 2012)
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Directed by Marcelo Machado.
Taking the audience on a tour through the sounds, images and history of one of Brazil’s most iconic cultural movements, Tropicália shows the sparks that flew when musicians, artists and filmmakers reclaimed the country’s “cannibalistic” past and fused a diverse range of influences into something uniquely Brazilian and of the moment. In particular, the film focuses on Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil who became generational lightning rods, eventually jailed and exiled, for their music.
Producer: Paula Cosenza, Denise Gomes. Screenwriter: Vaughn Glover, Marcelo Machado, Di Moretti. Cinematographer: Eduardo Piagge. Editor: Oswaldo Santana. Cast: Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso.
87 min | Portuguese with English subtitles
A Night in 67 (Uma noite em 67) (Brazil, 2010)
Directed by Ricardo Calil, Renato Terra.
Brazil’s music “festivals” of the mid-1960s were boisterous, televised competitions akin to American Idol today. One such show in 1967 was a particularly raucous affair that sparked a revolution that forever changed Brazilian music. Captivating archival performances by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes and Chico Buarque—alongside contemporary interviews from the key players—helps recreate the night when the still-forming Tropicália movement was introduced to the public.
85 min | Portuguese with English subtitles
Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. Mon-Fri: After 6 p.m.: $3.00 flat rate. Mon-Fri: Before 6 p.m.: $3.00 for first 3 hours with Museum validation and $1.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. Sat-Sun: $3.00 flat rate. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby.
For more information please contact
Public Programs Tel: (310) 206-1475
Download File: 07-11-14Cruzamentos-gd-e0w.pdf
Sponsor(s): UCLA Film & Television Archive, Center for Brazilian Studies, UCLA Division of Humanities, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Department of Spanish & Portuguese.