• André Novais Oliveira: Long Way Home (Brazil, 2018)

Teatime Thursday: Kate MacKay on the New Brazilian Cinema

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

Please join us for SPOTLIGHT: The New Brazilian Cinema, a conversation with BAMPFA Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay.

In the last decade, Brazil has seen a proliferation of new filmmakers, film festivals, and critics, fostered by the progressive cultural initiatives instituted between 2003 and 2016. In conjunction with Film Quarterly’s just-published dossier on new Brazilian Cinema, BAMPFA is currently streaming highlights from this remarkable output, including works by Black, Indigenous, and queer filmmakers and artists from previously underrepresented regions. 
Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay will discuss the series with Curator’s Circle members with a special focus on André Novais Oliveira’s She Comes Back on Thursday and Long Way Home. Exploring the permeable borders of fiction and reality, Novais Oliveira’s exceptional films merge local realities with universal themes of economic precarity, love, loss, family, work, and change, creating what Film Quarterly describes as “a humane and compassionate filmic world”.

This event is open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above. Space is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Registered participants will receive an email with a secure event link on February 19.

Please contact Director of Special Events Masha Berek at mberek@berkeley.edu for more information or to register.