Saturday Matinee Classics
Winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the 1959 Palme d’Or at Cannes!
Young lovers Orfeu (Breno Mello) and Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death (Ademar Da Silva) and Orfeu’s vengeful fiancée Mira (Lourdes de Oliveira) and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Join us after the film for a moderated “Cinema Club” event where the audience can discuss their thoughts on this historic film while enjoying complimentary beer from Bell’s Brewery.
Brazil | France | Italy, 1959, 100 minutes, In Portuguese with English subtitles, Rated PG, Directed by Marcel Camus