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The Brazilian Arts Foundation will be closed from Saturday December 21st, 2013 to Sunday January 5th, 2014. Classes will resume on Monday January 6th, 2014.
Due to the holiday schedule, the December 21st Movie Night has been canceled.
January 18, 2014
O Auto da Compadecida Part 2 ("The Act of Compassion", released in English as A Dog's Will) is a 2000 Brazilian comedy film, directed by Guel Arraes, with a screenplay by Arraes and Adriana Falcão. It is based on the 1955 play of almost the same name by Ariano Suassuna, with elements of The Ghost and the Sow, and Torture of a Heart, plays both also by Suassuna.
The plot concerns the adventures of João Grilo (Matheus Nachtergaele) and Chicó (Selton Mello), the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread and go through several episodes fooling all of the small town they live in, until they get through their confusion the wrath of the dreaded bandit Severino de Aracaju (Marco Nanini) and his gang. João is shot dead, and as Chico buries him, João is seem in the hereafter, matching wits the Devil (Luis Melo), and asking the Virgin Mary (Fernanda Montenegro) to intercede for him.
From the roots and traditions of Mestre Jelon Viera we present Capoeira Luanda... view more>>