[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Film Series - TONIGHT

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Tue May 12 15:05:11 EDT 2009


Brazil Film Series

Madame Satã
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.

For more information click on: 
http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/brazil/events/madamesata

Cosponsored by the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS and the Harvard 
Brazilian Organization (HBO)


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