The 4th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival HBR Filmmakers Panel


HBR FEST has announced a special Filmmakers panel moderated by Variety’s Senior Critic and expert in Latin American cinema Robert Koehler at 4PM on Thursday, June 7 at the Egyptian Theater. The event is open to the public and aside from a chance to meet the filmmakers; it will provide great insight into the current state of Brazilian filmmaking, the trends and rising talent of Brazil.

Filmmaker’s attending whose work will be featured in HBR FEST 2012 include: Alysson Muritiba, director of  CIRCULAR and THE FACTORY (A FÁBRICA); Heloisa Passos, director of ON THE MOVE (CAMINHOS); Sara Silveira,  producer of SWIRL (GIRIMUNHO) and HARD LABOR (TRABALHAR CANSA); Marco Dutra, director of  HARD LABOR (TRABALHAR CANSA); Fellipe Barbosa, director of  LAURA; Leonardo Sette and Takumã Kuikuro, directors of THE HYPERWOMEN (AS HIPER MULHERES); Clarissa Campolina, director of SWIRL (GIRIMUNHO) and ASLEEP (ADORMECIDOS); Roberta Marques, director of RÂNIA; Julia Moraes, producer of RAT FEVER (A FEBRE DO RATO); and Rafael Urban, director of DINOSAUR EGGS IN THE LIVING ROOM (OVOS DE DINOSSAURO NA SALA DE ESTAR).

Brazilain Stars confirmed to travel from Brazil to attend the opening night star-studded red carpet  include Reynaldo Gianecchini, Cléo Pires and Sergio Marone.

Tickets for regular screenings are free to everyone and must be reserved online at All screenings take place at the Egyptian Theater located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. See the ticket page for the ticket policy.


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Robin Menken

Robin Menken Robin Menken lives in Los Angeles. She was the Artistic Director of the Second City Workshops, taught at UC Berkeley, USC, Barcelona\'s Ateneu and the Esalin Institute. She was Roberto Rossellini\'s assistant, and worked with Yevgeny Vevteshenku, Glauber Rocha and Eugene Ionesco. She sold numerous screenplays and wrote the OBIE winning The FTA SHow (touring with Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Ben Vereen.) She was a programming consultant and Special Events co-ordinator for numerous film festivals, including the SF, Rio, Havana and N.Y Film Festivals. Her first news outlet was the historic East Village Other.

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