sexta-feira, 6 de julho de 2018

LITERATURE  - BOOK RELEASE  
"I Didn't Talk", by Beatriz Bracher - New Directions Publishing 
Available July 31  

I Didn't Talk

Fiction by Beatriz Bracher

Translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris


A professor prepares to retire—Gustavo is set to move from São Paulo to the countryside, but it isn’t the urban violence he’s fleeing: what he fears most is the violence of his memory. But as he sorts out his papers, the ghosts arrive in full force. He was arrested in 1970 with his brother-in-law Armando: both were viciously tortured. He was eventually released; Armando was killed. No one is certain that he didn’t turn traitor: I didn’t talk, he tells himself, yet guilt is his lifelong harvest. I Didn’t Talk pits everyone against the protagonist—especially his own brother. The torture never ends, despite his bones having healed and his teeth having been replaced. And to make matters worse, certain details from his shattered memory don’t quite add up… Beatriz Bracher depicts a life where the temperature is lower, there is no music, and much is out of view. I Didn’t Talk’s pariah’s-eye-view of the forgotten “small” victims powerfully bears witness to their “internal exile.” I didn’t talk, Gustavo tells himself; and as Bracher honors his endless pain, what burns this tour de force so indelibly in the reader’s mind is her intensely controlled voice.

VISUAL ARTS  
Reading Session Inspired by Maria Thereza Aves' work,  "Ballast Flora Garden"
July 25 @ 12:30 - 2:00 PM
High Line  (at Gansevoort St) 


LOCATION
On the High Line at Gansevoort St.
A series of brown-bag lunchtime reading sessions, featuring texts inspired by Maria Thereza Alves's project for the group exhibition Agora. These events are an opportunity to meet staff from different High Line departments, and hear their varied insights into Alves's ballast flora research.

GOOD MANNERS

Opens Friday, July 27


Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (after the acclaimed Hard Labor) deftly integrates art-house and genre cinema to create a thrilling and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary.
Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.
With powerful visuals and an impeccable cinematography (by Zama’s Rui Poças), Good Manners is Disney meets Jacques Tourneur. The film becomes an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society.
·         Country Brazil/France
·         Language Portuguese with English subtitles
·         Year 2017
·         Running Time 135 minutes
·         Director Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
·         Writer Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
·         Editor Caetano Gotardo
·         Cinematographer Rui Poças
·         Cast Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo



MUSIC + FILM + FAIR

Brasil SummerFest: 15 Bands from Brazil + Film + Street Fair 


July 29 - August 12
15 Venues in NYC
More  information: http://brasilsummerfest.com/

MUSIC 
Adriano Santos Quartet
July 29  @  4:00 PM
Jazz Forum (Tarrytown) NYC



Adriano Santos is at the epicenter of New York’s contemporary Brazilian drummers. Growing up in São Paulo and studying at the acclaimed Zimbo Trio Music School since age twelve, he moved to Boston in 1988 and earned a degree in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. In 1995 he relocated to New York City to pursue a master’s degree at City College and has never turned back. Adriano’s playing style is typified by a natural clarity, swing and deep-seated groove in the tradition of Airto Moreira and Milton Banana. In addition to his extensive experience as a sideman, he has also shared his knowledge about Brazilian music teaching at Columbia University, New York University and for the past fifteen years at the renowned Drummers Collective Music School in NYC. As a professional musician, he has performed with top international artists such as Filó Machado, Romero Lubambo, Claudio Roditi, Gato Barbieri, David Binney, Bill Charlap, John Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Vic Juries, Vana Gierig and Eileen Ivers to name a few.



SERIES
LGBTQ Brazil

July 28–29



Co-presented by Cinema Tropical
 
GBTQ Brazil celebrates the Brazilian LGBTQ community’s contribution to contemporary cinema with a unique lineup of recent films, all screening in New York for the first time. As framed by Brazilian and American scholars, including Denilson Lopes and Ruby Rich, the early LGBTQ films of the 1980s and ‘90s were a protest against heteronormativity, a turn away from universal humanism to political pastiche, camp, and burlesque. And while Brazil may have largely missed this first wave—a key director, Karim Aïnouz, did not emerge until Seams (1993) and Madame Satã (2002)—it is exhilarating to see its LGBTQ cinema flourish today.  

LITERATURE  - BOOK RELEASE
"I Didn't Talk", by Beatriz Bracher - New Directions Publishing
Available July 31  
I Didn't Talk
Fiction by Beatriz Bracher
Translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris
A professor prepares to retire—Gustavo is set to move from São Paulo to the countryside, but it isn’t the urban violence he’s fleeing: what he fears most is the violence of his memory. But as he sorts out his papers, the ghosts arrive in full force. He was arrested in 1970 with his brother-in-law Armando: both were viciously tortured. He was eventually released; Armando was killed. No one is certain that he didn’t turn traitor: I didn’t talk, he tells himself, yet guilt is his lifelong harvest. I Didn’t Talk pits everyone against the protagonist—especially his own brother. The torture never ends, despite his bones having healed and his teeth having been replaced. And to make matters worse, certain details from his shattered memory don’t quite add up… Beatriz Bracher depicts a life where the temperature is lower, there is no music, and much is out of view. I Didn’t Talk’s pariah’s-eye-view of the forgotten “small” victims powerfully bears witness to their “internal exile.” I didn’t talk, Gustavo tells himself; and as Bracher honors his endless pain, what burns this tour de force so indelibly in the reader’s mind is her intensely controlled voice.


VISUAl ARTS    
"Os Gêmeos" - Artists in Residence 
September 2 - April 8, 2019
Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh)




Dance on Camera Festival 2018

DFA Global—Three Short Films

3:00 PM  Walter Reade Theater


As we celebrate our 46th Dance on Camera Festival, Dance Films Association launches DFA Global, an international program that provides a platform of support and dialogue with screen dance partners and producers, and which extends the festival’s commitment to screening films from all over the world. The inaugural selections hail from Canada, China, and Brazil.
The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

book coverA landmark event, the complete stories of Machado de Assis finally appear in English for the first time in this extraordinary new translation.Widely acclaimed as the progenitor of twentieth-century Latin American fiction, Machado de Assis (1839–1908)—the son of a mulatto father and a washerwoman, and the grandson of freed slaves—was hailed in his lifetime as Brazil’s greatest writer. His prodigious output of novels, plays, and stories rivaled contemporaries like Chekhov, Flaubert, and Maupassant, but, shockingly, he was barely translated into English until 1963 and still lacks proper recognition today. Drawn to the master’s psychologically probing tales of fin-de-siecle Rio de Janeiro, a world populated with dissolute plutocrats, grasping parvenus, and struggling spinsters, acclaimed translators Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson have now combined Machado’s seven short-story collections into one volume, featuring seventy-six stories, a dozen appearing in English for the first time.

C-star

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  •  26-28 Apr 2019 
  •  Shanghai New International Expo Centre, ShanghaiChina
  • C-star is an international platform for trade and retail industries worldwide. The event includes a wide array of trade industries and retail industries. As Shanghai's international Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about retail, C-star features an exceptionally high degree of professionalism, showcasing the latest solutions geared to the needs of the Chinese retail market. C-star is organized into four sectors which are tailored to the preferences of the Chinese market, these are : Shopfitting, Store Design, Lighting and Refrigeration Retail Technology.

    More information: 
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    CINEMA   
    Musical Documentary "Chico: Artista Brasileiro",  by MIguel Faria Jr. 
    August 1 @ 7:00 PM
    Symphony Space 

    An essential figure of Brazilian culture throughout the last 50 years, the author, playwright, and composer of an extraordinary compilation of songs, Chico Buarque engages in a dialogue with his own recollections in this film by Miguel Faria Jr. Chico’s search for his German brother, whom he never got to meet (his father had a son in Berlin before getting married to Chico's mother), serves as one of the axis for the narrative and helps put the artist’s trajectory into perspective. “It is an artist revisiting his own past from a mature point of view,” summarizes Faria Jr.
    This is a co-presentation with Cinema Tropical and Brasil Summerfest
    Film Chico