The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, founded by producer Talize Sayegh, continues tonight at the Egyptian theatre with four more days of films showcasing Brazil’s up and coming indie filmmakers. This year, tickets to most of the films will be free, thanks to the generous support of the Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, the General Consulate of Brazil in Los Angeles, and the Brazilian Foreign Relations Ministry.
Tonight, Thursday June 7
6 PM – Feature : IS THE CITY ONE ONLY? (A CIDADE É UMA SÓ?) – 80 min
Directed by Adirley Queirós
Brasilia hoped to become the expression of a modern urban concept. However, neither the workers hired to build this project, nor the constant migratory flow, fit in the government’s plan.
Short Film: WATERFALL (CACHOEIRA) – 14 min
Directed by Sérgio Andrade
A group of young natives from the Amazon region take part in a ritual that blends homebrew beverages and suicide.
8 PM – Feature: HARD LABOR (TRABALHAR CANSA) – 95 min
Directed by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra
When a housewife in São Paulo pursues her dream to open her own neighborhood grocery store, the inexplicable crumbling of one of the business’ walls awakens questionings regarding the root to her problems.
Short Film: TO SLEEP QUIETLY (PRA EU DORMIR TRANQUILO) – 15 min
Directed by Juliana Rojas
An 8 year-old boy copes with the death of his babysitter. One night, the nanny reappears inside the boy’s closet. Now he will have to make great efforts to keep her by his side.
Day 2 activities, Filmmakers Round Table: 4PM – Special Filmmakers Roundtable moderated by Variety’s Senior Critic and expert in Latin American cinema Robert Koehler. The event will provide great insight into the current state of Brazilian filmmaking, the trends and rising talent of Brazil. Attending the round table: Robert Koehler, 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); and Irandhir Santos.
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian – located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. No complementary parking available. There are several parking lots in the vicinity of the venue for a fee.
All regular screenings are free and open to the public. To secure admission, we recommend that you obtain media accreditations. With the press badge, you and a guest will have priority seating at all regular screenings. You must be at the venue 10 minutes prior to the screening to enter ahead of the regular ticket holders. The complete schedule of films is available at www.hbrfest.com.