Cinema According to Nelson Pereira dos Santos: Como era gostoso o meu francês & Tenda dos milagres

Cinema According to Nelson Pereira dos Santos: Como era gostoso o meu francês & Tenda dos milagres

1972 & 1977 films by director Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Friday, May 03, 2013
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Tent of Miracles (Tenda dos milagres) (1977)

When a celebrated American anthropologist arrives in Rio to track down an obscure Brazilian sociologist, Pedro Archanjo, the local cultural and political elite clamor to join the Archanjo bandwagon. To their horror, they discover that Archanjo was a turn-of-the-century adherent of candomblé and an advocate of miscegenation as a means of social revolution. Framed as a film within a film, this brilliant and broad satire seamlessly blends political critique and entertainment.

148 min | In Portuguese with English Subtitles 

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Como era gostoso o meu francês) (1972)

Dos Santos' masterful, ironic critique of colonialist discourse, past and present, draws from multiple historical sources, especially German explorer Hans Staden's 1557 memoir, to tell the story of a French soldier's experience as a captive of the cannibalistic Tupinambá tribe. Initiated into the tribe, the soldier looks for ways to exploit the tribe's resources even as they prepare him to be the main course in a ritual feast.

84 min | In Portuguese with English Subtitles 


Buy Tickets

Cost: $10.00

Special Instructions

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. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby. Sat-Sun: $3.00 flat rate.

For more information please contact

Magaly Lopez Tel: 310-825-4571

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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, Film and Television Archive, Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles