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Don't Miss: Seu Jorge @ Howard Theatre, 11/8/16 & 12/13/16

Seu Jorge as Pelé dos Santos in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Photo courtesy The Howard Theatre)

In 2004, Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge appeared alongside Bill Murray, who just received the top US prize for humor this week, in a little independent film directed by Wes Anderson — The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. 337 more words

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Looking Back: ‘City of God’

For modern film fans, 2002’s City of God is a key entry in Brazilian cinema.  Based on Paulo Lins’s 1997 semi-autobiographical crime fiction novel, the film adaptation promotes themes of adulthood, survival and pessimism in one of Rio da Janiero’s favelas.   491 more words

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Friday News and Notes

A few Friday news and notes items, starting with the video above…


Seu Jorge to Bring The Life Aquatic to Portland

12 years ago, Seu Jorge recorded a series of Portugese covers of David Bowie songs for Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic. Only a few of them made it into the movie – and onto the film’s soundtrack – but a year later Jorge released an entire album’s worth of the songs, captivating even David Bowie himself – leading Bowie to remark, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.” Now, after all this time, Seu Jorge has decided to take this music on the road, using the tour to pay a fitting tribute to the late musician. 173 more words

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Seu Jorge and me

I recently had the chance to meet Seu Jorge at the Amfar gala in Sao Paulo! He’s the best!


Cidade de Deus/City of God (2002)

A really funny (in a black comedy way) film, but also a really violent one.


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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2011)

Captain Nasciento is promoted to the Intelligence Agency and uses his BOPE units to clear the drug trade out of the city, unwittingly allowing the corrupt militia to fill the empty criminal power vacuum. 171 more words