THE LEGENDARY ELIS REGINA Screening January 21 & 28 at 7:30pm
ELIS (Hugo Prata, Brazil, 2016, 115 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Back by popular demand!
The life of Elis Regina, undoubtedly the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, is told in this biopic film with energetic and pulsating rhythm. Winner of eight awards at the 2017 Brazilian Academy of Cinema Awards, including Best Actress for Andréia Horta as Elis Regina. The film tells the story of the singer from her arrival in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 19 , her rise to success and national and international recognition, until her tragic and early death.
BMF is offering 10 complimentary tickets for January 21 st screening and the discount for Jan 28th.
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC Discount Code for BMF Email list: BRAZIL
Luiz Simas invites you to celebrate his 70th birthday at Birdland!
"I'm really excited about my upcoming 70th birthday celebration concert at Birdland on Thursday February 8 at 6pm! It's going to be a show like I've never done before. Besides myself on piano and vocals, the band will include the superb musicians Itaiguara on bass, Mauricio Zottarelli on drums, Wesley Amorim on guitar, Joe Deninzon on violin and Paul Lieberman on sax and flute.There will be many very special guests as well such as Kenia, Marilynn Mair, Nanny Assis, Julia Haughton, Kerry Linder, Hendrik Meurkens, Sue Maskaleris, Urbano Sanchez, Eliane Amherd, Vanessa Falabella and more...
Thursday February 8 @ 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:00 PM) at Birdland
Tickets: at tables: $30 with $10 minimum at the bar: $30 (no minimum) or $25 when using code "Luiz" at the door.
Endorsed and promoted by Brazilian Music Foundation
By Madalena Sousa / Founder/President/CEO Promoting Brazilian Arts and Music
The contemporary discussions in Spinosa’s sculpture
Antonio Spinosa’s sculpture in carbon steel is graphic. This sentence would be nonsense, if written on the 19th century; and, immediately, contested. That because until the 20th century, sculpture was a volumetric form in space.
Marcel Duchamp (1889-1968) made the question: what is Art? Back in 1917, he sent a sanitary toilet as an art piece to an exhibit, in New York, being refused. Marcel Duchamp’s question is still alive nowadays on the deepest contemporary discussions.
This question led to others: why a sculpture should have volume? That way was born the sculpture without volume, lying on the floor or suspended on the air, or still inserted on the roof, as Antonio Spinosa does.
The artist calls one of his sculpture series as Strips, others as Ties or Flames, but the sculpture runs the space graphically, many times sculptural artworks create enigmas on the wall, as copper sheets, until it becomes shiny panels.
Finally, Spinosa’s graphic sculpture has reached the roof, for example at the decorated room by Casa Cor, an Architectural Project.
Spinosa’s sculptures converse with “Animals” by Lygia Clark, climb the walls, in a cheerful way, play with the ambient lights, are forms and molds, true devices of meaning its firm and strong colors.
Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
February 15–26, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art
Doc Fortnight, MoMA’s annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking. Featuring a diverse assortment of features and short films from across the globe, the festival continues to highlight the vibrant and varied styles of independent filmmakers—both emerging and established—around the world.In recognition of the recent passing of award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, this year’s festival includes a retrospective of several documentaries made during his prolific career. And at a time of escalating sociopolitical tension, Doc Fortnight continues to showcase nonfiction film that challenges our perceptions of the changing world and the traditional model of documentary cinema.Organized by Kathy Brew, Guest Curator, with Gianna Collier-Pitts.
With musical direction by award winning Carlos Bauzys
Felipe Galganni's TAP & TOM is a concert blending tap dance and bossa nova with musical direction by Brazilian maestro award winning Carlos Bauzys. Using Tom Jobim's compositions, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of bossa nova and Jobim's 90th birthday with an evening of tap dance and live music.
The cast includes Christina Carminucci, Pedro Coppeti, Josh Davis, Xavier Del Castillo, Chikako Iwahori, Alex MacDonald, Alice Reyes, Jackie Ribas, Tony Romano, Samara Seligsohn, Felipe Viegas, Wallace Stelzer and more!