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LENT DAY 37 FOME DE FILM - A Retrospective of Brazilian Cinema

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) team up, for the 5th year, to present a film retrospective as part of FAU’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program. This year Brazilian Cinema is highlighted through "Fome de Film" (which translates to “Hunger of Film”). The retrospective includes film screenings, seminars, and guest speakers. Many of the films are accompanied by post- screening discussions with special guests, and either receptions or parties to encourage casual conversation will take place at Cinema Paradiso, April 5 -13.

Luis Duno Gottberg, Director of Caribbean and Latin American Studies at FAU explains, “With such tremendous cultural diversity in South Florida, we hope that the community, through the medium of film entertainment, will develop a better understanding of one another increasing the opportunity for mutually beneficial relationships and acceptance of each others cultures.” Duno-Gottberg added about Brazilian Cinema, “This impulse to devour and re-process the sometimes conflicting contributions of diverse cultures is one of the leading characteristics of the vibrant culture of Brazil. It reveals an appetite for creation and innovation that crystallizes in the films that we have gathered to honor in this festival, Fome de Film.”

Seminars and several of the films will also be presented at Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, Broward County Main Library, Palm Beach County Main Library, Palm Beach Garden North County Regional Library, and Delray Beach West Atlantic Branch Library. For additional information on these events:

For details and advance tickets for events at Cinema Paradiso: or call 954-525-3456.

Admission & Venue:
Cinema Paradiso - 503 SE 6 Street, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Opening Night April 5:
General Admission $25 / BACCF Members $20 / FLIFF Members and
FAU affiliates $15
General Admission with optional donation to Cruzada Do Menor
$30* / BACCF Members $25* / FLIFF Members and
FAU affiliates $20*

April 6 – 12: All other screenings and receptions are FREE

Parking: Free after 6:00pm at Meters and the Courthouse Garage Monday - Saturday;
Free all day Sunday.

FAU’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is designed to help students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of culture, history, politics, and contemporary issues in Latin America and the Caribbean and the annual film retrospective opens this understanding to the South Florida Community in addition to FAU Students within the program.

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization dedicated to bringing independent film and cultural events to the South Florida Community at their year-round art-house theatre, Cinema Paradiso and through outreach programs from Key West to Boca Raton.

Schedule at Cinema Paradiso

Opening Night - Saturday, April 5 - Party 7pm, Film 8pm
City of God (Cidade de Deus)
Fernando Meirelles / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / 2002 / 130 min
Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Buscapé, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also too smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs.

He grows up in a very violent environment. The odds are all against him. But Buscapé soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others. His redemption is that he's been given an artist's point of view as a keen-eyed photographer.

Opening remarks by: Ambassador ARAUJO CASTRO, Consul General of Brazil

Special Guest: Luis Duno-Gottberg, Director of Caribbean and Latin American Studies.

Reception: The film will be preceded by a party at 7pm featuring samples of Brazilian cuisine from Chima Brazilian Steakhouse and "Caipirinhas" made from Velho Barreiro courtesy of National Republic Distributors

General Admission $25 / BACCF Members $20 / FLIFF Members and FAU affiliates $15
Tickets with optional donation to Cruzada Do Menor add $5 to the General admission price.
About Cruzada Do Menore – Educate to Transform founded in 1920, Cruzada Do Menore’s focus was to counteract juvenile tuberculosis. As this original mission was accomplished, the institution was totally reorganized in 1985, and from then on it has been focused mainly on education as the most important human transformation tool. The institution's Mission, today, is "to serve the Brazilian families in need through social and educational programs focused on the development of the potential of children, youngsters, elderly people and their families."

All other screenings are FREE
Sunday, April 6 - 6pm
Lower City (Cidade Baixa)
Sérgio Machado / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / 2005 / 98 min
Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.
Sunday, April 6 - 8pm
Deus e o Diabo
Glauber Rocha / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / 1964 / 120 min
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of common rural worker Manuel into a life of crime, joining the gang of Antonio's sworn enemy, Corisco the Blond Devil and the Pedra Bonita Massacre.

Monday, April 7 - 6pm
Zuzu Angel
Sergio Rezende / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / Drama / 2006 / 108 min
Tells of acclaimed Brazilian fashion designer Zuzu Angel at the time her son Stuart Angel was captured, tortured, and murdered by the government because of his fight along with the student's movement against the military dictatorship which took over the country in the 60s and 70s. Zuzu was assassinated in 1976 because of her constant search for answers to the murder of her son. She not only influenced Brazilian fashion for generations to come, but she also had an impact on the country's political scene.

Monday, April 7 - 8pm
O Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Rogério Sganzerla / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / 1968 / 92 min
The story a famous Brazilian criminal and rapist, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night.

Tuesday, April 8 - 6pm
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade / Brazil / Portuguese w/English subtitles / 1969 / 95 min
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City. On the way, more miracles occur, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, he is co-opted by terrorists who enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious lessons of life.

Tuesday, April 8 - 8pm
Ronaldo Duque / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / 2004 / 105 min
In the 1970s, when Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship, some left-wing militants and peasants took arms against the Army and became known as the "Araguaya guerrillas".. Right in the middle of the conflict, there stood a French priest who had come to the region in the 1960s, and got involved in the events leading to the rebellion.

Wednesday, April 9 - 8pm
Bus 174
José Padilha / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / Documentary / 2002 / 122 min
Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of violence's most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years.

Thursday, April 10, 7pm reception / 8pm Film
Olhar Estrangeiro
Lúcia Murat / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / Documentary / 2006 / 70 min
Fantasies and clichés about Brazil and Brazilians as reinforced by international films, even those actually shot in Brazil. This documentary features interviews with non-Brazilian directors, writers and stars who have been involved in some of those films.

Reception: A complimentary reception will be held starting at 7pm courtesy of
Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida

Opening remarks by
Maria Fulfaro, Chairperson, BAACF – Broward Chapter

Friday, April 11 – no films


Saturday, April 12 - 7pm film plus reception
Madame Sata
Karim Ainouz / Brazil / Portuguese w/English subtitles / Drama / 2002 / 105 min
Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro.
Saturday, April 12 - 9pm film plus reception
Brasilia 18 Grados
Nelson Pereira dos Santos / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / Drama / 2002 / 105 min
A star medical examiner is called to Brasília, the administrative capital of Brazil, to confirm the identity of a beautiful, young congressional aide's dead body. But his scientific rigor soon leads him to details of a multi-layered political scandal.

Reception: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International will host a FREE reception in the ”Paradiso Patio” Courtyard at 8pm open to anyone attending the 7pm or 9pm screenings.
Sunday, April 13 - 7pm film plus reception
Forbidden to Forbid (Proibido Proibir)
Jorge Durán / Brazil / Portuguese w/english subtitles / Drama / 2007 / 105 min
Award-winning writer-director Jorge Duran, a native Chilean who resides and works in Brazil, helmed Proibido Proibir (AKA Forbidden to Forbid), a film that unearths the social issue of street violence at the hands of Brazilian authorities and explores the bonds of friendship of University three students.
Special Guest: award-winning Director / Writer Jorge Durán (A Cor do seu Destino, Quem Matou Pixote?)
Reception: Following the film, join us for a tasting of Brazilian pastries and desserts.
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