The End and the Beginning (O fim e o princípio) & The Earth Giveth, The Earth Taketh Away (Terra deu, terra come)

Part of “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary”

Sunday, July 20, 2014
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The End and the Beginning (O fim e o princípio) (Brazil, 2006)

Directed by Eduardo Coutinho.

In The End and the Beginning, Eduardo Coutinho heads to the small sertão state of Paraíba Brazil with no preconceived ideas other than wanting to film a rural community. After finding a small town to shoot in, Coutinho settles into a series of lively conversations with the town’s residents. Coutinho’s reputation as one of cinema’s great interviewers is on ample display as we witness a series of remarkably personal and moving encounters between filmmaker and his subjects.

Screenwriter: Eduardo Coutinho. Cinematographer: Jacques Cheuiche. Editor: Jordana Berg.

110 min | Portuguese with English subtitles,

The Earth Giveth, The Earth Taketh Away (Terra deu, terra come) (Brazil, 2009)

Directed by Rodrigo Siqueria.

Filmmaker Rodrigo Siqueira set out to profile Pedro de Alexina, one of the last guardians of the funeral traditions brought by Africans to the Brazilian mining region of Diamantina in the 18th century, but his ethnographic portrait quickly becomes something else altogether. As de Alexina spins his tales and legends for Siqueira, he conjures such a vivid world beyond time and space that the very idea of the real seems to slip away.

7 Estrelo Filmes, Tango Zulu Filmes.

88 mins | Portuguese with English subtitles

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UCLA Film & Television Archive, 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.

Cost : $10

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Sponsor(s): , Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Center for Brazilian Studies, UCLA Division of Humanities, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Department of Spanish & Portuguese.