[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Film Series - TONIGHT
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Tue May 12 15:05:11 EDT 2009
Brazil Film Series
Directed by Karim Aïnouz, 2002
Born to slaves in the northeast, João Francisco dos Santos - better
known by his stage name of Madame Satã - moves to Rio and becomes a
bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, and father to seven
adopted children. A notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries
in the volatile Rio of the 1930s and 1940s, Madame Satã immerses
himself, and comes to define, the sordid yet lively world of the
bohemian Lapa district. In Rio's underbelly, home of pimps, prostitutes,
and other misfits, director Karim Ainouz tells a story of desperate
dreams that transcend poverty and squalor.
Date: *Tuesday, May 12*
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Free and open to the public. Screened with subtitles in English.
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Cosponsored by the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS and the Harvard
Brazilian Organization (HBO)
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