A Night in 67
(Uma noite em 67, Ricardo Calil, Renato Terra, 2010)
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary continues with visits from some of the most prominent filmmakers working in Brazil today. Developed in conjunction with the exhibition currently on view in our galleries, this series offers an unprecedented opportunity to discover one of the most vital—and seldom seen—documentary traditions happening anywhere in the world.
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.
Forget that it’s winter outside and heat up your Valentine’s Day with music and passion from one of the most exciting moments in Brazil’s musical history.
Not unlike today’s American Idol, Brazil’s music “festivals” of the mid-1960s were televised competitions that launched the careers of countless Música Popular Brasileira artists. The festivals were raucous affairs known for their vocal and partisan audiences, and the boos and cheers were especially loud during a 1967 event that, in one night, created a revolution that forever changed Brazilian music, and eventually world music as well.
The festival was known for a certain amount of decorum on the stage, so it was scandalous when Sérgio Ricardo got so fed up with the booing audience that he smashed his guitar. The upheavals continued with Caetano Veloso, who came out in an outfit other than a suit to sing “Alegria, Alegria,” which went on to become a generational anthem. And this is not to mention Gilberto Gil showing up with Os Mutantes, who might as well have been from outer space, as his backing group for the classic “Domingo no Parque.” With captivating performances and archival footage interspersed with contemporary interviews from the key players, this film essentially documents the night that the still-forming Tropicália movement was introduced to the public. Among the other artists performing that night were Brazilian legends Chico Buarque, Roberto Carlos, and Edu Lobo. (85 mins., video)
Heirloom features specials on Valentine’s Day to delight your palate before the film, including an almond-crusted, pan-seared trout with citrus beurre blanc, a berry and chocolate mousse parfait, and more. The café will be open until 8 PM.
$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public
VIA BRASIL MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
LEAD SUPPORT FOR VIA BRASIL
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
VIA BRASIL SPECIAL THANKS
Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council