Coming Soon

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

BLACK ORPHEUS’ offscreen samba

July 31 2014 · by Travis Bird

Image for 'BLACK ORPHEUS’ offscreen samba'An original BLACK ORPHEUS soundtrack LP.

When I introduced our August 13 screening a couple weeks back, I mentioned that the 1959 film Black Orpheus was massively popular with European and U.S. audiences, and one of its main selling points was its music. Music plays an unusually central role in the film, in part because Orpheus, as in the Greek myth, is a charming musician who’s often playing songs in the film once he gets his guitar out of hock...