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Museum of the Moving Image presents ’15 Rising: Adirley Queirós’

’15 Rising: Adirley Queirós’

Saturday, December 8
Museum of the Moving Image

As part of Reverse Shot 15: Filmmakers on the Rise, an anniversary symposium that pays tribute to exciting new filmmakers who are just emerging on the international scene, Museum of the Moving Image presents this double-feature program pairing the films White Out, Black In and Once There Was Brasilia by Brazilian director Adirley Queirós.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York
(718) 777-6888 / www.movingimage.us

One admission price for both films.

Special Discount for Tropicalistas:
Use code CT2018 and get $1 off regular ticket price.

WHITE OUT, BLACK IN

Saturday, December 8, 5pm
Museum of the Moving Image – Bartos Screening Room

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(Branco Sai, Preto Fica,
Adirley Queirós, Brazil, 2014,
90 min. In Portuguese with
English subtitles)

With Marquim do Tropa,
Dilmar Durães.

One night in 1986, a baile funk club in a poorer district adjacent to Brazil’s capital city was raided by police and forcibly shut down. White patrons of the predominantly black club were allowed to exit, and the police assaulted those who remained. Adirley Queirós investigates this event by boldly layering sci-fi tropes on top of documentary evidence in the form of a time traveler from 2075 sent to follow two real-life men crippled by the attack.

ONCE THERE WAS BRASILIA

Saturday, December 8, 6:30pm
Museum of the Moving Image – Bartos Screening Room

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(Era uma Vez Brasília,
Adirley Queirós, Brazil, 2017,
100 min. In Portuguese with
English subtitles)

With Wellington Abreu,
Andreia Vieira.

In Once There Was Brasilia, Queirós maintains a toehold in nonfiction filmmaking, but in most other respects rockets off into the galactic cinematic beyond. Where his previous film, White Out, Black In, might be broadly categorized as a docu-fiction (albeit of a mutated strand), Once There Was Brasilia is a sci-fi epic about assassins from space and the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, all executed with fantastic resourcefulness on a shoestring budget.

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