Sunday, January 7, 2018

"Brazil Fest" with Richard Miller, Arthur Kampela, Billy Newman (host) and others 
JAN 18- 20 
Cornelia Street Cafe  

"In the Intense Now", by João Moreira Salles 
JAN 31 - FEB  13 
Film Forum 

To be young was very heaven.” – William Wordsworth. IN THE INTENSE NOW immerses itself in the excitement and heady idealism of the ‘60s. Inspired by Chris Marker’s meditative essays on political radicalism, João Moreira Salles brilliantly collages archival materials from Paris ’68, Prague Spring (and the Soviet invasion), and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. He explores how the intensity of thinking one is revolutionizing the world can feel a lot like the ecstasy of falling in love. And when that moment fades, life’s quotidian realities can become a hard pill to swallow. This is a film that puts those profoundly significant events of 50 years ago into something like proportion. It’s a movie for everyone who ever marched for civil rights, shouted an anti-war slogan, or expected the women’s movement to usher in a brave new world.
With support from the Richard Brick, Geri Ashur, and Sara Bershtel Fund for Social Justice Documentaries


“A haunting record of history made poetic. Reminiscent of the films of Chris immersive and highly personal film. Hypnotic in its provocation.”
– Owen Gleiberman, Variety


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Wednesday, January 31 - Tuesday, February 13

First set:
A leading experimental guitarist from Rio de Janeiro Marcos Campello and New York avant-garde poet Steve Dalachinsky will celebrate their LP release.

Second set: 
Marcos Campello, guitar + Aaron Novik, reeds + Max Johnson, bass + Dina Maccabee, voice/violin + Brazilian spirit possesion videos (Vincent Moon:

Campello’s main project Chinese Cookie Poets is at the center of a new experimental-music scene in Rio de Janeiro, associated with the label Quintavant / QTV and the club Audio Rebel. As music critic Clifford Allen noted, their Danza Cava album is “a wonderful, cherished document of genre-busting brazilian free music.”

Poet Steve Dalachinsky occupies a unique place in the jazz firmament: he writes poetry inspired by jazz, he performs and records with jazz musicians and he has supplied liner notes for numerous artists including multi-intrumentalist Anthony Braxton, drummer Rashied Ali and pianist Matthew Shipp.

American composer, clarinetist and bandleader based in San Francisco. Novik's album Secrets of Secrets was released on John Zorn's Tzadik Records as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series and was hailed by The Jewish Week as "richly textured and eclectic avant-klez" for its use of the 13th century sacred Kabbalah texts of Rabbi Eleazar of Worms.

Max Johnson is a bassist, composer and bandleader based in New York City. Known for his big sound, eclectic style and prolific output, Johnson has made a name in both the jazz and improvised music world, playing with legendary luminaries Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, among others. "The deep, rattling sound that Max Johnson elicits from an upright bass is more than a calling card” - Nate Chinen, The New York Times.

DINA MACCABEE (voice/violin)
Dina uses experimental, traditional, and improvisational approaches to viola and violin and creative songwriting. She worked with Julia Holter, Carla Bozulich, Vienna Teng, Ramon & Jessica, Beth Custer, and Real Vocal String Quartet and recorded three albums of original music

Admission: $15

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"Elis", by Hugo Prata  

JAN 14, 21, 28  @ 7:30 PM 
Symphony Space  

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Directed by Hugo Prata. 2016. USA. Color. 115 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. 
New York premiere!
This biopic film tells the story of the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, Elis Regina, from her arrival in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 19 to her international success and recognition to her tragic and early death. Elis won eight awards at the 2017 Brazilian Academy of Cinema Awards, including Best Actress for Andréia Horta as Elis Regina. 
Co-presented with Cinema Tropical, sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York with additional sponsorship from Boteco Social.

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