TRIBUTE TO BRAZIL

A MÚSICA SEGUNDO TOM JOBIM Nelson PEREIRA DOS SANTOS - Dora JOBIM 2011 - 01:24

Half a century ago, Brazilian composer and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) introduced bossa nova to a worldwide audience with ''The Girl from Ipanema.'' This musical collage of countless seamlessly edited excerpts of concert footage covers decades of events all over world. And we see a huge of artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Henri Salvador, Jean Sablon, Chico Buarque, Lisa Ono, Pierre Barouh , and the maestro himself Jobim. There is no commentary; the music speaks for itself. Picture postcards, private photos, official documents, posters, album covers, and sheet music complement the concert footage.

CABRA MARCADO PARA MORRER Eduardo COUTINHO 1984 - 02:00

Documentary about João Pedro Teixeira, a peasant from Paraíba whose murder was ordered by local landowners, in 1962. The shooting was interrupted in 1964 due to the dictatorship, and taken up seventeen years later. The film tells the story of the Peasant Leagues of Galiléia and Sapé and the life of João Pedro from the words of his widow, Elizabeth Teixeira. She talks about her life during those 20 years, as well as about their children, far from her since 1964.

XICA DA SILVA Carlos DIEGUES 1976 - 01:54

The Portuguese Crown is concerned about the Diamantino District in the second half of the 18th century, not only because it has the country's richest mines and is the center for ideas about rebellion, but also because of Xica da Silva. The former slave married João Fernandes, a representative of the Crown in Brazil who became rich exploiting the mines. He made her the Diamond Queen and honors her every wish, including those related to revenge for humiliation during her slave days. But the Portuguese king will send an emissary to the colony to put an end to Xica's power.

TRIBUTE TO GEORGES LAUTNER

LES BARBOUZES Georges LAUTNER 1964 - 01:58

A famous arms dealer bequeaths a castle and large collection of patents to his young widow. The problem is that the Secret Services of several different countries want the patents, too. So four secret agents show up to get the priceless documents back. But the French agent Lagneaux, under orders to seduce the blond heiress, will carry the day and fully accomplish his mission.

30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CINEMATHEQUE OF DANCE

A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM Jean BACH 1994 - 01:00

In August 1958, the young photographer Art Kane made his first photo report and cover for Esquire. He managed to mobilize the big names of jazz artists in Harlem for a photo shoot. 57 jazzmen and jazzwomen are for ever in this historical picture. The film A Great Day in Harlem is about this event.

AN ALL COLORED VAUDEVILLE SHOW Roy MACK 1935 - 00:04

Tap dance routine performed in front of the Roy Mack's camera, recorded in only two or three shots, with the Nicholas Brothers at the beginning of their movie carrier.

JAMMIN' THE BLUES Gjon MILI 1944 - 00:11

This jam session starts with a blues played by Lester Young. Mili uses very sharp lights with subtility qnd also blacklit effects. The musicians become silhouettes, concentrated and relaxed at the same time, shrouded in mistery, appearing suddenly in close-up at the right time and tempo.

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVIE

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA David LEAN 1962 - 03:42

David Lean's splendid biography of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in battle against the Ottoman Turks during World War I.

KEISUKE KINOSHITA CENTENARY

NARAYAMA BUSHI KO Keisuke KINOSHITA 1958 - 01:38

A joruri narrator clad in raven black introduces us to Narayama Bushiko as heavy curtains reveal the backdrop of a tribal village. In the kabuki tradition, the samisen ballad speaks of a kind elderly woman, Orin, who is contemplating her ascent to Mount Narayama. This most stylized work by Kinoshita is also his most dramatically theatrical, replete with meticulously designed soundstages and dramatic lighting. A haunting allegory that shows the conflict between filial duty, tradition and social pressure, the same story was remade by Imamura Shohei decades later, but the original remains a startling, culturally resonant magnum opus.

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