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Embrace Of The Serpent - El abrazo de la serpiente
Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide. Nominated to…
Black Orpheus
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio…
Waste Land - An Art Collaboration in the World’s Largest Garbage Dump
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de…
Martirio - Indigenous Brazilians Struggle to Survive
Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous expert and filmmaker Vincent Carelli seeks out the origins of Guarani Kaiowa genocide: the peaceful and obstinate insurgency of the dispossessed Guarani Kaiowa against the powerful The archival historical images, new footage,…
That Man From Rio - L'homme de Rio
A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musee de l'Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais (Rififi) is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman Jean-Paul Belmondo begins his 8-day leave by changing to civvies in a Metro entrance and witnesses…
The Way He Looks - Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro's coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a sweet and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who's fed up…
Mysteries of Lisbon
A masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members…
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Good Manners - As Boas Maneiras
When lonely nurse Clara is hired as a nanny by wealthy Ana, she hardly expects anything like the friendship she finds with the lonely, pregnant woman. However, both women have dark secrets which will engulf all that they hold dear.…
Horse Money - Cavalo Dinheiro
A visionary masterwork, HORSE MONEY is a mesmerizing odyssey into the real, imagined and nightmarish memories of the elderly Ventura, a Cape Verdean immigrant living in Lisbon. Winner of four awards at the Locarno International Film Festival . Official Selection…
Aquarius
Clara, a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the builders'…
The Second Mother
An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs,…
10 Billion: What's on your Plate? - Meeting the Demands Population Growth
In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food for that many people? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn travels the…
The Beginning of Life - Breakthroughs in Neo-Natal Neuroscience
One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of all human beings lies on the combination of genetics, the quality of the relationships and the environment they are…
Enough Catcalling - Fighting Sexual Assault in Brazil
While the #MeToo Movement united sexual harassment victims throughout the world, this crucial documentary explicitly illustrates how the participation of women in open urban spaces is marked by insecurity. The film explores the public space as a place of violence--especially…
The Day That Lasted 21 Years - How the US Propped Up A Latin American Dictatorship
Forty-five years after the 1964 Brazilian coup d'etat, top Secret CIA and White House telegrams reveal how U.S. Ambassador Lincoln Gordon propped up the longest military dictatorships of South America, with the support of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon…
Don't Call Me Son - Mãe Só Há Uma
The androgynously handsome Pierre finds out his working-class mom was arrested for having stolen him at birth. He returns to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back - at least until he shows up in a…
Vazante
Forced to marry a slave trader and live on his decaying farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece from director Daniela Thomas. Official Selection…
Tropicália - Tropicalism and Brazilian Culture
In this colorful documentary, director Marcelo Machado takes the audience on a sensory tour into the history of one of Brazil's most iconic cultural movements, Tropicalism. In an affectionate panorama, built up from a miscellany of references, interviews, material dug…
Brasilia: Life After Design  - The Utopian Capital of Brazil
The utopian city of Brasilia is in transition more than half a century later. What is it like to live in someone else's idea? A meditation on living in one of the most planned cities on earth. Brasilia is unlike…
Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle - Can a Ritual Born Out of Slavery Become a Modern Day Movement?
Capoeira, comprised of stylized dance and ritual combat takes its cue from the sacred music of the berimbau. Born from slavery and reborn on the modern streets of Brazil, Capoeira proceeds from the timeless urge for freedom. With stunning cinematography…