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Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival 2013, Anna Muylaert and Other Info

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz July 18, 2013 at 1:30PM

2013 Hollywood Brazilian Festival takes place in Los Angeles from July 31 through August 4 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
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2013 Hollywood Brazilian Festival takes place in Los Angeles from July 31 through August 4 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The Hollywood Brazilian Festival continues to champion the best in new Brazilian independent cinema direct from the international festival circuit, presenting films that break the stereotypes of how Brazil is portrayed.  Now in its fifth year, the festival will be presenting more than 30 Los Angeles premieres for 2013!  

All screenings are free of charge, except Opening Gala and Closing Night.  Information can be found on the festival's official website http://hbrfest.com.  

GUEST OF HONOR ANNA MUYLAERT

ANNA MUYLAERT

Anna Muylaert directed both the opening and closing night films (While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Durval Records).  Anna is an excellent example of one of the well-known women directors in Brazil gaining a foothold in an arena traditionally dominated by men, and reflects the festival's theme of showing a new Brazil and a culture in transformation.

ANNA MUYLAERT AND THE EMERGENCE OF WOMEN FILMMAKERS IN BRAZIL 


In 1990, newly-elected Brazilian president Fernando Collor dismantled all existing mechanisms in support of national filmmaking and production dropped to practically zero. However, this vacuum ended up being an unexpected fertile ground for the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers, such as Anna Muylaert, who were able to take advantage of new federal and state initiatives (post 1992-95) in support of cultural production. At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. Brazilian women's filmmaking contributed to the reformulation of sexual, cultural, and political citizenship during Brazil's fight for the return and expansion of civil rights during the 1970s and 1980s and the recent questioning of the quality of democracy in the 1990s and 2000s.

As you may be are aware, Brazil has been very much in the news lately.  Besides the anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer and the 2016 Olympics that will take place in Brazil, there has been international media coverage of the recent protests in the country:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/thousands-streets-brazil-protests


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