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ARNALDO ANTUNES: IN HIS OWN WORDS

Com a Palavra, Arnaldo Antunes / Marcelo Machado / Brazil / 2018 /  80 min. / In Portuguese with English subtitles

FILM SCREENING – US PREMIERE!

When:

Tuesday, July 30. 7:30pm

Where:

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue, New York City

Tickets:

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An autobiographical documentary on the role that the word, the music, and the image occupy in Arnaldo Antunes’ work. From his origin as a poet to success as a singer and composer, the artist revisits the more remarkable moments of his career.

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CLEMENTINA

Ana Rieper / Brazil / 2018 / 75 min. / In Portuguese with English subtitles

FILM SCREENING – US PREMIERE!

When:

Tuesday, July 30, 9:15pm

 Where:

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue, New York City

 Tickets:

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A look at the trajectory of Brazilian singer Clementina de Jesus (1901-1987). Revealed belatedly at the age of 62, Clementina became one of the greatest voices of samba, representing the so-called “missing link” between Brazilian culture and its African roots. Clementina de Jesus was “discovered” at the age of 62 by researcher Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, becoming one of the greatest proponents of Brazilian samba, music, and culture. Immediately recognized by the musical academy for her unique presence and timbre, she worked as a domestic servant until her career was launched following her debut in the iconic Rosa de Ouro spectacle. She was the first black artist to be honored at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro in a historical show that brought together Paulinho da Viola, João Nogueira, and Elizeth Cardoso, among other prominent figures of samba. Clementina was honored by the Portela Samba School during their 1982 carnival parade. She left a large repository of material used here for the feature documentary, Clementina.

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THE DISCIPLE OF SPEED

La discípula del velocímetro / Miguel Calderón / Mexico / 2008 / 66 min. / In Spanish with English subtitles

FILM SCREENING – US PREMIERE! 

**Filmmaker in person**

When:

Thursday, August 1st. 7:15pm

 Where:

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue, New York City

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Tickets available at the box office the day of the screenings only.

Playing as part of our film series, IF YOU CAN SCREEN IT THERE: PREMIERING CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA.

In this biographical documentary about the 50-year-old Mexican multimillionaire Emma, visual artist Miguel Calderón shows how reality can far surpass fiction in improbability. Basically his film is made up of the video research for a full-length film. The way Emma garnered her fortune remains unclear and unimportant. However, the way in which that money makes it possible for her to go to the limit in her extreme hobbies and activities becomes overwhelmingly clear. The eccentric millionaire, mother of a strange adolescent son, has a black belt in karate, is a stuntwoman and artiste, and claims to have paranormal gifts. Calderón follows her during races, film recordings, paragnostic performances, and dinners with friends, but is – rightly – just as interested in the thoughts of the 25 bodyguards and in her son’s gun collection. The woman is entirely convinced of herself and has no trouble linking together different worlds. But Calderón, who wields the camera, increasingly becomes the frustrated protagonist in his own failed project.

LA FLOR

A film by Mariano Llinás

Argentina / 2018 / 803 min. /  In Spanish, French, English, Russian, German, Swedish, and Italian with English subtitles

THEATRICAL RELEASE

**Filmmaker in person opening weekend!**

When:

Friday, August 2nd

Where:

Film at Lincoln Center

Tickets:

https://www.filmlinc.org/films/la-flor/

A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s follow-up to his 2008 cult classic Extraordinary Stories is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge-viewing. The director himself appears at the start to preview the six disparate episodes that await, each starring the same four remarkable actresses: Elisa CarricajoValeria CorreaPilar Gamboa, and Laura Paredes. Overflowing with nested subplots and whiplash digressions, La Flor shape-shifts from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction—all of them without endings—to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece that lacks a beginning (granted, all notions of beginnings and endings become fuzzy after 14 hours). An adventure in scale and duration, La Flor is a marvelously entertaining exploration of the possibilities of fiction that lands somewhere close to its outer limits.

“A dazzling collision of stories and genres, flashbacks and voiceovers, games and riddles… an astonishment… extraordinary… sweeping and addictive… the definition of a must-see.”

—Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Parts 1 & 2 screen August 2-8 and parts 3 & 4 screen August 9-15

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