Past/Future/Present Film Series: Bye Bye Brazil

Oct 1, 2017, 2pm
Bye Bye Brazil • Carlos Diegues • 1980 Rated R • 1h 50min • Portuguese with English subtitles A mesmerizing, languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick, Bye Bye Brazil follows a Northeastern peasant couple as they join a smalltime traveling sideshow. With magician, strong man, and exotic dancer in tow, the group sets off on a 9,000 mile journey through Brazil. Blurring documentary and fiction, Carlos Diegues’ Bye Bye Brazil merges Cinema Novo experimentalism with cinematic spectacle. It is a film that critiques as it entertains, saying goodbye to a country that is about to come to an end in order to make way for one that is about to begin. Free for Members and included with general admission. ... (View more)

Death & Infinite Light: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Nov 5, 2017, 1:30pm
Whiteman Hall Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Contains graphic images of death  Free for Museum Members Included with general admission Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas. This enlightening film explores the sacred test and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art, will provide an introduction before the screening and a tour of the exhibition Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet after the film.   Image: Flames burning in yak butter left as ... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: Waste Land

Nov 11, 2017, 2pm Nov 12, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall 2010, 100 minutes Directed by Lucy Walker Portuguese and English with subtitles Color Free and open to the public Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows the creative process of Vik Muniz, one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists, as he embarks on a project that takes him to the world’s largest landfill located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he sets out to photograph an eclectic band of catadores (garbage pickers). A profoundly marginalized population, they resort to picking recyclable materials from garbage discarded by those in Brazil more fortunate than themselves. Yet they display remarkably good spirits and camaraderie in the face of adversity, forming friendships and declaring the cr... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Le Corsaire

Nov 19, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Not a live performance at the Museum $15 for Members and Students w/ID $18 for Non-Members Live from Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet opens its doors to global audiences in cinemas. Featuring some of the ballet world's greatest names, Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema has been shot especially for the big screen, providing viewers with a unique opportunity to experience the Bolshoi Ballet About Le Corsaire Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem's bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa's exotic... (View more)

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