The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, founded by producer Talize Sayegh, continues today at Egyptian theatre with 3 more days of films showcasing Brazil’s up and coming indie filmmakers. This year, tickets to most of the films will be free, thanks to the generous support of the Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, the General Consulate of Brazil in Los Angeles, and the Brazilian Foreign Relations Ministry.
Friday June 8
5 PM – Special Film Presentation (Not in competition)
ON THE MOVE (CAMINHOS) – 78 min
Directed by Heloísa Passos, Kátia Lund & Marília Rocha
Three touching stories on children, youngsters, and adults on their way to school. Their trajectory exposes Brazil in all its geographical, economical, and sociopolitical extension.
7 PM – Feature :LAURA – 90 min
Directed by Fellipe Barbosa
The sad and fascinating reality of a former “carioca” socialite, who leads a glamorous life in New York City by night, and cheats poverty during the day.
DINOSAUR EGGS IN THE LIVING ROOM (OVOS DE DINOSSAURO NA SALA DE ESTAR) – 12 min
Directed by Rafael Urban
An elder woman learns digital photography and editing to preserve the memory of her deceased husband, the biggest private collector of fossils in Latin America.
9 PM – Feature: SWIRL (GIRIMUNHO) – 90 min
Directed by Helvécio Marins Jr. & Clarissa Campolina
An 81 year-old woman loves dancing until dawn to her neighbor’s drum rhythms in a moving depiction of life and friendship, at a small village in the arid region of Minas Gerais.
NOTE: Cinema Without Borders is co-sponsoring this evening’s entertainment
ASLEEP (ADORMECIDOS) – 7 min
Directed by Clarissa Campolina
Everywhere when it grows dark, the lights and billboards become the only beings alive, occupying the inert and empty streets.