AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: April 20, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Street: 5941 Penn Avenue
Website or Map: http://weekinbahia.com/
Event Type: film, screening
Organized By: KENIA
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2012
A delightfully sexy version of Jorge Amado's novel about the refashioning of a mulatto scholar into a national hero, and the cultural benefits of racial "crossbreeding." This witty and human film offers a colorful panorama of life in Bahia, the area of Brazil most imbued with the spirit of African culture.
This is director Nelson Pereira dos Santos' Cinema Novo adaptation of the novel by Brazilian great Jorge Amado. His film is both a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture and a strong satire on racial attitudes in Brazil and among westerners.
"One of a rare breed a brilliant political film that succeeds in raising the consciousness of its audience and yet is thoroughly enjoyable to watch" Marsha Kindler, Film Quarterly. "At once festive and critical, celebratory and ironic, cerebral and sensuous, a singularly lively cinematic pageant" Robert Stam, Film Comment.