Latin American Institute Film Screenings

Homage to Eduardo Coutinho: As Canções (Songs)

Homage to Eduardo Coutinho: As Canções (Songs)

A documentary by Brazilian director Eduardo Coutinho.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater

Eduardo Coutinho, in his astonishingly simple, emotionally compelling documentary delves into the songs that hold meaning in people's lives. The documentary is composed of 18 sessions where the director engages his subjects in conversation about the song they picked. The end product is deeply personal stories about music and its intimate connection to memory, love, loss, self-discovery, regret, death, and life.

Eduardo Coutinho, Brazil’s foremost documentary filmmaker, was tragically murdered by his son in February of this year. “As Canções” is the last film he released theatrically. Other films by Coutinho will be screened at the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary” series that will begin in June.

90 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles

Cost: Free and open to the public

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For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

Download File: 06-04-14-Songs-w1-rpm.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Brazilian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Center for Brazilian Studies