Black Orpheus

Brazil | 1959 | 100 min | PG

The idea of taking the myth of Orpheus and Eurydices and moving it to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval, must have seemed like a fever dream to the French director Marcel Camus. 1959’s Black Orpheus/Orfeu Negro with its dream-like urgency and propulsive samba fuelled soundtrack, went on to win the Palme d’Or and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


The story of the ill-fated lovers pulled bossa-nova and samba onto the world stage with the great composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and at the time, a lesser known Luiz Bonf√°, adding their trademark sounds to the lush cinematic landscape. –¬†GARVIA BAILEY


Director: Marcel Camus
Cast: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira


Doors at 6:45PM | Live music at 7:00PM | Film at 7:30PM


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