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Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes: On Brazil and Global Cinema

A towering figure in Brazilian film history, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes (1916–77) was a great champion of Brazilian cinema, especially the Cinema Novo movement of the 1960s and 70s. He founded the Cinemateca Brasileira in 1956, wrote the first extensive study of Jean Vigo’s films, and was also a notable activist, essayist, and teacher. Join us to mark the Wex-supported publication of the first English translation of the critic and historian’s influential writings with this weekend of events celebrating Gomes’s achievements. Explore his legacy at a panel discussion, see classic films he championed, and be there for the Columbus debut of Aquarius, a new film that points to the continued vibrancy of the Brazilian cinema he so loved.

The publication of Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes: On Brazil and Global Cinema is the final project of Via Brasil, the Wexner Center’s multiyear initiative to research the contemporary art and culture of Brazil. Via Brasil was organized by the Wexner Center and made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support was provided by Morgan Stanley.

(Please note: Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes’s name appears both with Sales and Salles in various publications.)

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