Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, November 02, 2012 – Sunday, November 04, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

(Brazil/2012—directed by Burt Sun and André Costantini)

He’s known fondly as “The People’s Picasso.” For the past 35 years, Bel Borba has been transforming his 500-year-old hometown of Salvador, Brazil with an amazing and vast array of works of public art (and plans to do the same in New York this September and October). Using paint, sand, tiles, clay, metal, wood, and just about anything else he comes across, Bel Borba makes art that is a natural extension of his exuberantly theatrical personality. He remakes an abandoned building by using its steel beams to fashion a façade of faces. An airplane makes a terrific surface on which to paint a plane-sized fish. Coke bottles are fashioned into a huge charming dog, and unsuspecting, unadorned surfaces are canvases crying out for transformation. Set to the rhythms of Brazil, Bel Borba Aqui introduces audiences to a one-man life force who breathes new life into the city he loves through his art, and who proves that his country is a lot more than favelas and soccer. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. (95 min.)

Friday, November 2 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 PM