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Premiere Brazil! 2011 Begins In NYC Today (Introducing NY Audiences To New Brazilian Cinema)

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 14, 2011 5:38 AM
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New Yorkers, get ready once again... another annual Premiere Brazil! installment at MoMAbegins today, July 14, and runs through the 27.

A collaboration between The Museum of Modern Art and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the annual Premiere Brazil! festival introduces New York audiences to original and accomplished work by both new and established Brazilian filmmakers.

The ninth edition of the festival shines a light on the strength and vivacity of recent Brazilian film production with several promising debuts, including the opening-night feature Craft, Gustavo Pizzi’s fictive portrait of the ups and downs of a creative personality; and Toniko Melo’s VIPs, a stylish, fictionalized look at a real-life con artist. Other films mine historical subject matter to offer new perspectives on the present, including Carlos Adriano’s Santos Dumont’s Mutoscope; Silvio Tendler’s Utopia and Barbarism ; and Flavia Castro’s Diary, Letters, Revolutions MoMA and MoMA PS1 also pay special tribute to Cao Guimarães, an artist whose work is equally at home in galleries and movie theaters. Several of the artist’s haunting, evocative documentaries and film essays will be screened at MoMA, and a selection of looped short films will be on view at MoMA PS1.

The full lineup, locations, dates and times can be found HERE.

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