Part of “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary”
Friday, July 18, 2014
Playing (Jogo de cena) (Brazil, 2007)
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Directed by Eduardo Coutinho.
Filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho’s Playing is an exhilarating look at performance, storytelling, the lives of women, the line between fiction and documentary, and so much more. After an open call for women over the age of 18 “with interesting stories to tell,” Coutinho filmed a handful of respondents recounting dramatic stories of heartbreak, loss and love. He then asked some of Brazil’s finest actresses recreate the interviews, using the monologues as texts, complicating our responses throughout.
Matizar, VideoFilmes. Producer: Bia Almeida, Raquel Freire Zangrandi. Cinematographer: Jacques Cheuiche. Editor: Jordana Berg. Cast: Marília Pêra, Andrea Beltrão, Fernanda Torres, Aleta Gomes Vieira, Claudiléa Cerqueira de Lemos.
100 min | Portuguese with English subtitles
Santiago (Brazil, 2007)
Directed by João Moreira Salles.
One of Brazil’s most acclaimed documentaries, Santiago finds director João Moreira Salles returning to a film he abandoned years before after he hears news that its subject, Santiago, his family’s butler, has died. Re-encountering the extraordinary and complex person of Santiago as well as his own past self in the footage, Salles reconstructs a fascinating portrait of both in a unique character study that inquires into the nature of memory, identity and documentary filmmaking.
Videofilmes Produçoes Artisticas Ltda. Screenwriter: João Moreira Salles. Cast: Santiago, Fernando Alves Pinto (narrator).
80 min. | Portuguese with English subtitles
Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. Mon-Fri: After 6 p.m.: $3.00 flat rate. Mon-Fri: Before 6 p.m.: $3.00 for first 3 hours with Museum validation and $1.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. Sat-Sun: $3.00 flat rate. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby.
For more information please contact
Public Programs Tel: (310) 206-1475
Download File: 07-11-14Cruzamentos-ss-jh0.pdf
Sponsor(s): UCLA Film & Television Archive, Center for Brazilian Studies, UCLA Division of Humanities, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Department of Spanish & Portuguese.