Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro)

Afro-Atlantic Histories: Spotlight on Brazil

Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro)
Directed by Marcel Camus
(Brazil/France/Italy, 1959, 35mm, in Portuguese with English subtitles)

Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the exuberance of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With a memorable soundtrack by Brazilian composers Antônio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá, Black Orpheus endures as one of the best-known Brazilian films around the world. This film is presented to complement the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories.

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” this film series has been generously underwritten by the Consulate General of Brazil.

Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro)

Directed by Marcel Camus
(Brazil/France/Italy, 1959, 100 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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