Screening and Discussion: Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus

Mishkin Gallery

Feb. 23, 2023, 06:00 pm

135 E. 22nd Street

Black Orpheus (1959, Brazil), Dir. Marcel Camus
1 hour 47 mins

Introduction to the film by Professor Tshombe Miles

Set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus depicts Orpheus, a bus driver and amateur musician, Eurydice, a young woman who arrives in town to visit her cousin, and their neighbors as they prepare costumes and rehearse music for Carnival. Stunning colors and a Bossa Nova soundtrack punctuate the love story between the two protagonists in this modern retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy.

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