Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!

Listen up Miami: the 13th Brazilian Film Festival kicks off this Friday with free double screenings of the film, My Name Ain't Johnny. The flick will premiere at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach at 7 p.m. and also at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at 8:30 p.m. For more information, click the image to the left.

There will also be plenty of other movies showing until the 13th, including a special tribute to Bruno Barreto - one of Brazil's premiere auteurs. If you haven't seen Barreto's work before, I highly suggest you do! The festival will showcase six of his films. His movies range from light romantic comedies to serious dramas. A great introduction to his work, and one that truly captures the spirit of Brazilian culture, is the film, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. The movie will be shown on June 8 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque at 8 p.m.

Here is a description from Rotten Tomatoes:

Dona Flora is a young widow who remarries only to have her dead husband returning to her in spirit. While her ex never treated her right except in bed, her new husband is dependable if dull in the sack. What's Dona to do but take the best of both worlds--even if one of them is, strictly speaking, beyond the grave? This magical realist sex-comedy was a huge hit in its native Brazil and is based on the novel by Jorge Amado; it was later remade into the Sally Field film KISS ME GOODBYE.

Most tickets cost ten dollars and locations vary. Find more information here.

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