REEL FILM: BLACK ORPHEUS on 35mm
BLACK ORPHEUS on 35MM
A post-film discussion in the mezzanine will follow the movie on March 25th.
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.
Dir: Marcel Camus / 1959 / BRAZIL / 107 min
“An almost irrationally infectious retelling of the Orpheus-Eurydice chestnut set during carnival and feverish with hip-swiveling hustle, exploding local color, and sleeve-worn heart.” – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
“In terms of sheer sun-kissed pulchritude, Black Orpheus was like nothing seen before when it exploded with its bossa nova soundtrack in 1959, winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Oscar for foreign film.” – Kate Muir, Times (UK)
“[The film has] swirling color, the excitement of samba and the accessible joy of a fabled city, not to mention a charming Orpheus in the young Brazilian Breno Mello, and a dazzling Eurydice in the American-born dancer and actress Marpessa Dawn.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
SCREENING: FRI 3/23 6:30PM; SAT 3/24 9:00PM; SUN 3/25 5:00PM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.