Q&As with Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas. Before the screening on 4/6, all ticket holders are invited to the LG Signature Lounge, featuring a complimentary bar, at the Walter Reade Theater.
An immaculately stylized twist on the monster movie, Dutra and Rojas’s second collaboration (following the acclaimed Hard Labor) inventively engages matters of race, class, and desire. Set in São Paulo, the narrative initially concerns the curious relationship between rich, white, pregnant socialite Ana (Marjorie Estiano) and her new housemaid Clara (Isabél Zuaa). As the two women grow closer, their rapport turns first sexual then shockingly macabre. Good Manners evolves into a werewolf movie unlike any other, a delirious and compulsively watchable cross between Disney and Jacques Tourneur. A Distrib Films US release.

Brazilian Latin Grammy Winner
Vanessa da Mata
Opening Act(s): Aline Muniz
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Latin Grammy winning songstress Vanessa da Mata is one of the biggest stars in Brazilian music today. Here irresistible mix of reggae, funk and Brazilian pop have delighted fans around the world for over 15 years. After a highly successful US debut tour in 2017, Da Mata returns with the "Caixinha de Musica (Music Box) Tour” with stops in Miami Beach, Doral, Orlando, Atlanta, New York and Baton Rouge.
Born in Mato Grosso, Brazil, in 1976, da Mata grew up listening to venerated artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, and Luiz Gonzaga, as well as the sounds of Rio she picked up on her radio. At 15, she relocated to Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, and began performing in clubs, soon moving to São Paulo to continue her career. She joined a reggae band, even singing with the famed Jamaican group Black Uhuru for a stint, while playing basketball and working as a model in her free time.
Da Mata teamed up with Chico César, and wrote the song "A Força Que Nunca Seca," the title track for icon Maria Bethânia's 1999 album, and soon she was also working on pieces for major stars like Daniela Mercury, Ana Carolina, and César himself. Now with some years of experience under her belt, da Mata decided to finally record her own solo material, releasing her self-titled debut in 2002. It was her next album, “Essa Boneca Tem Manual”, however, that really pushed her into the limelight, aided by the strength of the single "Ai Ai Ai." Three years later the singer's third album “Sim” won a Latin Grammy for “Best Album” and featured appearances from the acclaimed pianist João Donato and American rocker Ben Harper. The hit song “Boa Sorte” (Good Luck) with Harper reached the top of the charts in Brazil, South America and Europe. In 2018 Vanessa da Mata is touring to support the brand new release “Caixinha de Musica” (Music Box) on Sony Music, a live DVD and CD of her best songs with new arrangements and also some new material.
“Meet the current darling of Brazilian music.” - The Guardian UK

Showtime @ 8:30 PMDoors open @ 7:30 PM


April 3, 2018 6:30 pm

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg Second Public Lecture | Passados Presentes: Slavery and Memory Tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, New York

Recently, slavery has become an important theme in memory tourism. Just last year, in Rio de Janeiro, the Valongo wharf, which was the arrival place of the highest number of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic, was recognized as a UNESCO site, and is now being visited by tourists and students more than ever.