Mon, Mar 30, 2009, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm
In the Brazilian Northeast of the 1930s, a Lebanese immigrant named Benjamin Abrahão embarks on a money-making scheme: to film the bandit gang of Lampião, the most feared cangaceiro outlaw in Brazilian history. Though Lampião is famous for his heinous acts of violence, Abrahão captures him in much more subtlety on camera, showing his vanity, enthusiasm for music, and his curiosity of modern machinery. Organized by the Program in Latin American Studies, co-sponsored by Rocky College and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
Rocky - Mathey Theatre, Rockefeller College