Screening on July 17th and July 27th, 2008 as part of the Premiere Brazil, 2008 Film exhibition:
Os Desafinados (Out of Tune). 2008. Brazil. Directed by Walter Lima Jr. With Rodrigo Santoro, Claudia Abreu, Selton Mello. A seductive “biography” of the sublime musical art of bossa nova, as dramatized through the fate of a fictive band, Os Desafinados. The band’s success reaches its apex with the discovery of Gloria, an ex-pat singer living in New York, who becomes the band’s star—and their downfall. The band’s ensuing decline coincides with the political events in Brazil that brought the junta to power, and Lima’s film deftly integrates documentary stock footage into the narrative—while adding plenty of bossa nova classics for audiences to groove to. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 138 min.
Thursday, July 17, 2008, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Trailer courtesy of the filmmaker