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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
PAST: FILM: Third Annual Brazilian Film Week WED, Dec 2nd - SUN, Dec 6th, Free!
The "III Brazilian Film Week - Première Brazil Washington" will be screening innovative dramas, documentaries and art house films, as well as two animated children's films at the Greenberg Theater in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, December 6, the festival will host a special screening of Black Orpheus at the National Gallery of Art. The 1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d'Or Award at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. This screening is also free.
Opening Night reception will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm. All feature films will be shown in conjunction with one short film. Before most screenings, Brazilian coffee will be available for audience members, coupled with a chance to meet with some of the films' actors and directors. All films, with the exception of the children's program have not yet been rated and may contain scenes of violence, drugs or strong language. Last year's event brought over 200 moviegoers per showing, from throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Embassy of Brazil hopes to match, if not exceed that number for this year's series.