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DLCL Film Series on the Western: Black God, White Devil/ Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Glauber Rocha, Brazil)

Black God, White Devil/ Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Glauber Rocha, Brazil)
A foundational film in Brazil’s cinema novo movement, Black God, White Devil is the story of Manuel (Gerardo del Rey) and his wife Rosa (Yoná Magalhães), who become outlaws after Manuel kills his boss. They join up with Antônio das Mortes (Maurício do Valle), a messianic figure, and roam the Brazilian backlands in search of meaning and of destiny. In a blend of mysticism, religion and popular culture, Rocha created this austere film and it became one of Brazil’s most influential films, a symbolic drama of self-discovery portraying a solitary group exploring geographic and spiritual frontier.
Introduced by Tom Winterbottom

Details

When:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014. 07:00 PM

Where:

Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 113

Sponsor:

Department of German Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Contact:

723-3266
starkey@stanford.edu

Admission:

Admission is free and open to the public. Undergraduates interested in attending more than one film in the series are encouraged to enroll in DLCL 152A for one unit. Graduate Students enroll for DLCL 354A.