Viva Cinema: Acorazado

Viva Cinema: Acorazado

Acorazado, a film by Álvaro Curiel

Saturday, July 14th, 2018, 7:00pm

Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701
Tel: (512) 936 - 8746

Synopsis: A Mexican worker tries to migrate to the United States by posing as a Cuban immigrant, but destiny has something else in mind for him.

Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Bullock Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films in partnership with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language movie-making.

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O Homem do Pau-Brasil (Brazilwood Man)

O Homem do Pau-Brasil (Brazilwood Man)

Austin Film Society presents: O Homem do Pau-Brasil (Brazilwood Man), directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Thursday, June 28th, 2018, 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: De Andrade’s final film is sure to leave even the most well-versed student of Brazilian culture in the dark. Much like “Ulysses” however, it can be enjoyed and appreciated even without a full understanding of the satirical references or Portuguese language puns. Constructed around the ideas of poet and political theorist Oswald de Andrade (no relation), it is a series of collage-like fragments connected by a monologue of Oswald’s words, ending with words that may constitute a fittingly rude epitaph to Joaquim’s work, “Go fuck yourself, you shithead revolutionaries.”

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AFS: Guerra Conjugal (Conjugal Warfare)

AFS: Guerra Conjugal (Conjugal Warfare)

Austin Film Society presents: Guerra Conjugal (Conjugal Warfare), directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: De Andrade takes aim at the Brazilian middle class by directing his camera at their bedrooms. This sex comedy is more than meets the eye. Modeled on the very popular pornochanchada trend of the time, de Andrade, as usual, is interested in the ways that attitudes about social class, race, and other factors are exposed in the arena of sex.

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AFS: Os Inconfidentes (The Conspirators)

AFS: Os Inconfidentes (The Conspirators)

Austin Film Society presents: Os Inconfidentes (The Conspirators), directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: The wild swings and crazy canvas of MACUNAIMA (1969) gave way to a direct and deeply subversive narrative of a historical Brazilian uprising in the 1972 film OS INCONFIDENTES (THE CONSPIRATORS). In 1789 a group of landowners, intellectuals and others, inspired by the American Revolution, rose up against Portuguese occupiers. Here, de Andrade drew the ire of the political regime, with his thinly veiled critique of contemporary military dictatorship.

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AFS: Macunaima

AFS: Macunaima

Austin Film Society presents: Macunaima, directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Thursday, June 7th, 2018, 7:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

Synopsis: One of the most important films in Brazilian history, MACUNAIMA is a magical fable of a black man born in the jungle who magically becomes white and embarks on a journey through modern Rio de Janeiro. A biting satire and allegory of Brazil’s complex racial and cultural history. Along the way there is a giant, cannibals, and more.

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