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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jan 24, 2013
7:30pm

MOTION PICTURESQUE: CINEMA AT ITS MOST BEAUTIFUL
Double Feature!
BLACK ORPHEUS / SANSHO THE BAILIFF
BLACK ORPHEUS
ORFEU NEGRO
1959, Janus Films, 100 min, Brazil/France, Dir: Marcel Camus

French director Marcel Camus based his film on the Brazilian play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, who in turn used the Greek myth of Eurydice and Orpheus as inspiration. Dropped into the Rio de Janeiro slums during the annual Carnaval festival, Orpheus (Brazilian soccer star Breno Mello) drives a trolley and is engaged to marry Mira (Lourdes de Oliveira), for whom the wedding cannot come soon enough. But Orpheus is a lover-of-women who can’t be tied down - until he meets Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn). Sparks fly immediately, but Eurydice is having troubles of her own, menaced by a mysterious man in a skeleton costume as well as the jealous Mira. With a justly famous bossa nova score by Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim. In Portuguese with English subtitles.


SANSHO THE BAILIFF
SANSHO DAYU
1954, Janus Films, 120 min, Japan, Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi

In medieval Japan, a noble family is splintered when the father, the compassionate provincial governor, is exiled. The mother is sold into prostitution and the son and daughter shipped to the slave labor camp of oppressive Sansho the Bailiff (Eitaro Shindo). Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyoko Kagawa, Akitake Kono, Noriko Tachibana and Yoshiaki Hanayanagi all turn in splendid performances, perfectly embodying the slow grind of degradation and ultimately the transcendence of suffering as time passes. One of Mizoguchi’s most enduring classics. In Japanese with English subtitles.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jan 24, 2013 • 7:30pm

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