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Music According to Tom Jobim


Image courtesy of Arquivo Nacional

Music According to Tom Jobim

Nelson Pereira dos Santos in person,
Reception to follow

(Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 2011)

A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

As the father of Brazil’s socially progressive and aesthetically daring Cinema Novo movement, Nelson Pereira dos Santos attempted to define a Brazilian national cinema through his politically engaged (and populist) body of work. This small retrospective welcomes the artist himself for two events and brings you five of his most important films. 

Via Brasil Film Series

Brazil’s contributions to the fields of music and dance are known throughout the world. But other than the occasional breakout hit, such as Black Orpheus, Central Station, or City of God, Brazilian cinema rarely receives the level of attention in North America that it deserves. This series offers you an extraordinary opportunity to tour the unique and diverse cinematic and cultural landscape that contributes to the increasing prominence of Brazil on the global (and local) scene.

Via Brasil

Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Visiting Filmmakers

Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 7 PM

Dos Santos is on hand to take your questions about this loving, tuneful film, a tribute to composer/musician Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim, who introduced Brazil and bossa nova to the world with “The Girl from Ipanema.”

Jobim went on to write countless classic songs recorded by the international royalty of popular music. For his latest film (and his second documentary on Jobim), dos Santos has created a loving, tuneful tribute to Jobim, building the entire film around his music with extraordinary renditions of Jobim standards by artists including Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Chico Buarque, and Jobim himself. (84 mins., video)

Dos Santos also joins in the festivities at the reception that follows.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

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Wexner Center for the Arts

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