The Embassy of Brazil’s second annual Reel Time Brazil – Documentary Film Week isn’t exactly a week: It runs May 15 – May 17. The good news is that all five features that will be presented this year are free.
Here’s the lineup, with the embassy’s descriptions:
—Palavra (En)cantada (The Enchanted Word), a documentary that weaves together performances and interviews with singers, songwriters and poets to reflect the interplay between these art forms. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2008 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival;
—Pan-Cinema Permanente, the winner of the 2008 “It’s All True” Documentary Film Festival award, about the late poet Waly Salamao;
—Panair do Brasil, a film that revives the incredible story of the most important Brazilian commercial aviation company, whose history is intimately linked with Brazil’s economic development and progress;
—So Dez Por Cento e Mentira (Only Ten Percent is a Lie), a film that paints a revealing portrait of Manoel de Barros, one of Brazil’s best-selling poets and winner of several literary awards; and
—Simonal: Ninguem Sabe O Duro que Dei (Simonal – No One Knows How Tough It Was), a film that provides answers to long-standing questions of the sudden disappearance of Wilson Simonal, one of the most successful popular singers in Brazil.
Find out more about the festival’s locations and schedule at Brazilian Embassy.