PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT FILM SERIES

Presented in conjunction with Phoenix Art Museum's latest special exhibition Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, this film series explores Brazilian cinema. Offering Cinema Novo, the cinematic movement that brought Brazil to international acclaim, and its legacies, the series also presents documentaries that capture contemporary Brazil in both life and cinematic practice. An introductory selection of Brazil’s most well-known directors and film historically pivotal works, this series looks from Brazil’s cinematic past to its present and examines the possibilities for its future. 

Free for Members
Included with general admission 
Seating is limited, advance RSVP recommended
 
Waste Land screenings in November are free and open to the public as part of Discount Tire Free Family Weekend programming

Each film will be introduced by Averi Gutierrez, Curator of the Past/Future/Present Film Series and Curatorial Assistant of Latin American Art.

Generously sponsored by Angela and Leonard Singer


UPCOMING FILMS IN THIS SERIES

 
SUN, OCTOBER 1, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
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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.

 

 
 
WASTE LAND
SAT, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
SUN, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

 

UM LUGAR AO SOL (HIGH-RISE)
SUN, DECEMBER 17, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
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What does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-stricken Brazil? This documentary critiques Brazil’s upper classes through conversations with the inhabitants of penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Recife.

 

 


PAST FILMS IN THIS SERIES


CENTRAL STATION
SUN, AUGUST 27, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
 

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

 

SUN, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
 
 
Set in the early 1940s, Nelson Pereira dos Santos’ Cinema Novo classic Barren Lives depicts the lives of a family struggling to survive the drought-ravaged, landowner-dominated sertão of Brazil's Northeast.
 
 
 

THE EXHIBITION

Lia Chaia, Minhocão (detail), 2006.

LOGAN LECTURE SERIES

Laura Lima, Palhaço com buzina reta - monte de irónicos (Clown With Impartial Horn – Mountain of Ironies) (detail), 2007.