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dir. Marcel Camus
107 min, Portuguese with English subtitles
Wednesday August 13, 2014 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets available only at the door the night of the screening. Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx) accepted. No checks, please.
Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
NOLA 70117

August 13: Shotgun Cinema presents BLACK ORPHEUS (ORFEU NEGRO)

July 17 2014 · by Travis Bird

Image for 'August 13: Shotgun Cinema presents BLACK ORPHEUS (ORFEU NEGRO)'Carnival as filmed by Marcel Camus in BLACK ORPHEUSFirst off: thanks so very much to everyone who attended last week’s screening of 12 O’Clock Boys, and to all who came to the OUTakes Film Festival over the weekend. We were very proud to co-present these seven LGBTQ-themed films along with the New Orleans Film Society, and we’re looking forward to future collaborations with NOFS that can broaden our city’s cinematic horizons.

Now then. Mardi Gras is a long way off and the World Cup has just ended, so we’re in extra need of an antidote. So on August 13 - six months to the week before Mardi Gras 2015 - we’ll be screening Marcel Camus’ 1959 classic Black Orpheus. An adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, the film is set during Carnival in Rio. From its opening shot, it’s filled with infectious revelry and stunning music. With incredible costumes, color, and playfulness, the film transmits a unique sense of joy...