Contemporary Brazilian Music Film Season

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Contemporary Brazilian Music Film Season

Contemporary Brazilian Music Film Season

This special season offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of Brazilian music films, many of which have not been seen in the UK before. Specifically chosen films, over 10 weeks, will reveal a fascinating insight into a world of Brazilian cinema and show how music and film interrelate.

Moving across samba, bossa nova, baião, rock and other styles, the films will introduce us to amazing Brazilian musicians and filmmakers. We will see how music plays a crucial role in Brazilian culture, not only due to its popular appeal, but as the expression of a rich cultural mix. Each film will be followed by a Q&A session with experts and film-makers.

Season ticket for all 10 films – £30.00
Or for individual films:
Members and concessions – £4.50 in advance, £5 on the door
General admission – £5.50 or £6 on the door

Love music and film? This course will introduce you to some of the most celebrated and endearing names in Brazilian music and cinema. We will examine the work of composers and musicians Cartola,
Tom Jobim, Elis Regina and Dominguinhos, and fi lmmakers such as Eduardo Coutinho, Lírio Ferreira and Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Throughout the 10 sessions there will be close analysis of key films and songs, followed by discussion. Participants will also experiment with the relationships between music and image by working on a practical film project on their favourite songs.

10 Wednesdays 17 January – 21 March
6.00pm – 7.15pm (prior to film screenings)
Course registration fee: £45 (including entrance to film screenings and catalogue)
You can find more information and details for registration at:

Curator: Albert Elduque, University of Reading.
Department of Film, Theatre and Television.

(N.B. 50p booking fee applies on all internet sales. RFT Members Loyalty Scheme does not apply to these films)

This season and course result from the project Towards an Intermedial History of Brazilian Cinema: Exploring Intermediality as a Historiographic Method (IntermIdia), carried out by the University of Reading (United Kingdom) and the Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil), and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP).

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