When: Wed., May 24, 7:30 p.m. 2017
A genre and movement in filmmaking focused on social equality and intellectualism, Cinema Novo rose to prominence in Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. Eryk Rocha, the son of a famed filmmaker, crafted this doc about the era as a sort of love letter. Rocha used archival interviews in the filmmaking process to pay homage to those who challenged the “understandings of art in the face of dictatorship." Cinema Novo won the L'Œil d'Or documentary award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The movie is in Portuguese with English subtitles. This screening is part of a series at Trinosophes that will include a July screening of The Cinema Travelers and a Moroccan film called Mimosas in August.