- Special Event
ORFEU NEGRO - (BLACK ORPHEUS) (Special Event)
ORFEU NEGRO - (BLACK ORPHEUS)
Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
- Ticket Price: $12.50
- Show Type: Special Event
In collaboration with Salem Academy and with funding support from Society for Classical Studies, a/perture cinema introduces – “Classics, Cinema & Conversation.”
The objective of this three-part series is to promote cultural awareness, appreciation and enthusiasm for the Classical world beyond the classroom.
ORFEU NEGRO - (BLACK ORPHEUS) - rated PG, 120 minutes
Highlighting Black History Month with a focus on African-American art and the role of Classics
The 1959 romantic tragedy film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is itself an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela ("slum") in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval.