Orpheo Negro (Black Orpheus)

Miami Beach Cinematheque. June 18th, 2009. 8:30 p.m.

The legendary film Black Orpheus (Orpheo Negro), directed by Marcel Camus and featuring Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn and Marcel Camus, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on June 18th, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. in collaboration with Emerging Pictures.

1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious Boss Nova beat to the United States. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Orpheo Negro won the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film, the Palm d’Or Cannes Film Festival and the Golden Globes Best Foreign Language Film. According to film critic David Ehrenstein, “Taking the ancient Greek myth of a youth who travels to the land of the dead to bring back the woman he loves, and transporting it to the slums of modern day Rio de Janeiro, this bittersweet romantic tragedy has charmed audiences the world over with its beauty, color, and – above all – its music.”

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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