Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bart Simpson
2017 | 88 minutes
Countries of Production: Canada, United Kingdom
Country Featured: Brazil
US Premiere | Director in Attendance

Brasília is a bold urban experiment and a city unlike any other. Conceived in 1956 on an uninhabited site in the geographic center of Brazil, the city was intended to be a fresh start for the new political order, free from the messy colonial baggage of the previous capital, Rio de Janeiro. This atmospheric tribute to the sights and sounds of Brasília’s large-scale modernist achievement pans across urban vistas and images of city dwellers moving through the enormous spaces between buildings.
"I first visited Brasília in 2004. I had heard about the city’s buildings, but to be surrounded by them was something else entirely. It was like walking in a futuristic museum…an often isolating combination of concrete and sky, positioned in the middle of the desert.The utopian city plan itself is about micromanaging life and can’t substantially change, but people change all the time. This became my question: how can people connect in a city built on division? How do you live in someone else’s idea of community? Over the years as the people I met helped me understand the layers of this unique place, the film became a meditation on the life that begins when the design has ended."
—  Bart Simpson | Director, Brasília: Life After Design

 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

What: Diálogos Brazilian Chamber Duo (Richard Boukas and Louis Arques)
When: New School for the Performing Arts – Recital Hall (55 West 13 Street, 4th Floor)
When:  October 13 and 27 @ 7:30 PM

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Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers he developed an intensely subversive pop music,a hybrid of American and Brazilian styles.. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and Rirkrit Tiravanija.Having been involved with carnaval in Brazil for many years in 2004 he began making parades.


Americas Society

October 19, 2017


This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
Join us for the first U.S. screening of A Paixao de JL, directed by Carlos Nader (2015), about the Brazilian artist José Leonilson. In 1990, Leonilson began to record an audio diary on tape cassettes about his emotions, daily life, and events taking place in Brazil and around the world. Over time, the recordings came to hold a new urgency when Leonilson learns that he is HIV positive.
The program is organized by the Americas Society and Cinema Tropical in collaboration with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.
Event Information: Veronica Flom | | 1-212-277-8367
Media | 1-212-277-8333
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Image credit: A Paixão de JL, 2015. Directed by Carlos Nader. Courtesy of Projeto Leonilson and Itaú Cultural.



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