Cinéma Cleveland! presents BRAZIL (1985) - Director’s Cut
Sun Feb 05 2023 at 06:30 pm to 08:52 pm
Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art | Cleveland, OH
AdvertisementBRAZIL (1985) - Director’s Cut
2h 22m | Dystopian Satire/Black Comedy/SciFi | 1985 | England/USA
Filmed in UK / USA / France
Director - Terry Gilliam (12 MONKEYS; MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL;
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN; THE FISHER KING; TIME BANDITS)
Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece has to rate as one of my favorite Christmas films of all time -
WHAT: BRAZIL (1985) - Director’s Cut
WHEN: Sunday, February 5th at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Cleveland Cinémathèque at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, 44106
PARKING: Enter off Euclid Avenue on to Filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute's annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click https://www.cia.edu/files/resources/18-19cinemap-parkingjune12.jpg for a map.
TICKETS - Special admission $14; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $11. No passes.
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CAST: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm
MUSIC: Geoff Muldaur performed a version of Ary Barroso's most famous 1939 song "Aquarela do Brasil" ("Watercolor of Brazil", often simply called "Brazil" in English).
The song is a musical ode to the Brazilian motherland. Geoff Muldaur uses the song as a leitmotif in the film, although other background music is also used. Michael Kamen's arrangement and orchestration of Barroso's song for Brazil made it more pliable to late 20th-century tastes to the extent that film trailer composers often use it in contexts that have little to do with Brazil and more to do with Gilliam's dystopian vision.
Kamen, who scored the film, originally recorded "Brazil" with vocals by Kate Bush. This recording was not included in the actual film or the original soundtrack release; however, it has been subsequently released on re-pressings of the soundtrack. Gilliam recalls drawing the inspiration to use the song as follows:
This place was a métallurgie city, where everything was covered by a gray metallic dust... Even the beach was completely covered by dust, it was really dusky. The sun was going down and was very beautiful. The contrast was extraordinary. I had this image of a man sitting there in this sordid beach with a portable radio, tuned in those strange escapist Latin songs like Brazil. The music took him away somehow and made the world seem less blue to him.
TRAILER 1: https://www.criterion.com/films/211-brazil
DINNER/DRINKS/DISCUSSION: NOT TONIGHT
ROTTEN TOMATOES - 98% FRESH
Brazil - Documentary: "What is Brazil?":
SUMMARY: Terry Gilliam’s most celebrated film is a dystopian fantasy and Orwellian satire set in a strikingly-realized retro future, where individuality has been crushed by a monstrous bureaucracy. Jonathan Pryce plays a beleaguered clerk who dreams of being a hero but finds himself perpetually mired in repressive reality. Robert DeNiro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, and Michael Palin co-star; Tom Stoppard co-wrote the screenplay.
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Where is it happening?Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue,Cleveland,OH,United States, Cleveland, United States
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