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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . MACUNAÍMA

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Film Classics in 35mm!


Brazil | 1969 | Joaquim Pedro de Andrade


This wild, colorful, sardonic folktale—one of the key works of Brazil’s Cinema Novo (see 2/1 at 6:45)—was a huge box office hit in its native country (where it was partially censored). It tells of a black man, Macunaíma, who is born as a fully formed adult to an old woman in the Amazonian jungle. Macunaíma miraculously turns white on his way to the big city, where he has a series of outlandish, grotesque adventures involving political revolutionaries and killer capitalists. “A bizarre and often very funny comedy.” –Time Out Film Guide. Adults only! New color print! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 95 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Thursday 2/1
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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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