Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, April 06, 2013

3:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(France/1959—directed by Marcel Camus)

Winner of both the Academy Award® for best foreign-language film as well as the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus (played by Breno Mello) and Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping, dazzling color cinematography and a ravishing, epochal soundtrack by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfá, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and one of the most popular foreign-language films ever released in America until that time. In addition to its popularity on movie theater screens, the soundtrack of Black Orpheus became a staple of radio stations worldwide, kicking off the bossa nova craze that wore out phonograph needles all across the country. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Introduced in person by Julie Dash. (107 min.)

“An explosion of life and love… exultation is the word to use.” Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
Admission to this show is free for DIA members.

Saturday, April 6 at 3:00 PM