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  • MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago from Oct. 30 - Nov. 17

    MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago from Oct. 30 – Nov. 17

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ariani Friedl MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series to Highlight the Role of Women in the Workforce Four women filmmakers to attend 2016 edition of MOSTRA; Paralympics also in focus OCTOBER 19, 2016 – The seventh annual edition of the MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series is bringing more than 20 award-winning films to Chicago […]

  • Brazilian cinema at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival

    Brazilian cinema at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival

    The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) has been a reliable source of Brazilian cinema in the Midwest. This year the flow slowed down to a crawl — two full-length films and one short. But while quantity is lacking, quality isn’t. Where I Grow Old (A Cidade onde Envelheço) Teresa, a 25-year-old Portuguese woman, moves in […]

  • Volunteer opportunity with MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago

    Volunteer opportunity with MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series

    Partners of the Americas – Illinois São Paulo Chapter is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to fill a volunteer position at MOSTRA VII: Brazilian Film Series, the biggest Brazilian cultural and educational film series in Chicago. In order to lead our most valuable asset, our beloved volunteers, the new coordinator must have the following skills: […]

  • Interview: Alice da Cunha, co-artistic director of Physical Festival Chicago

    Interview: Alice da Cunha, co-artistic director of Physical Festival Chicago

    Alice da Cunha is one of the most dynamic new names in Chicago’s contemporary theater scene. A native of Rio de Janeiro, she studied theater at Drama Studio London and the London International School of Performing Arts, where she met her future husband and professional partner, Marc Frost. After moving to Chicago, she became an […]

  • Brazil (finally!) comes to Physical Festival Chicago

    Brazil (finally!) comes to Physical Festival Chicago

    Physical Festival Chicago was co-founded by Brazilian-born actress Alice da Cunha, and in its third annual edition it will accomplish a rare feat: showcasing a sample of Brazil’s vibrant theater scene in the Windy City. The festival opens on Friday, June 3, with a performance of Hominus Brasilis, in which Rio de Janeiro-based Cia. de Teatro […]

  • MOSTRA festival to showcase U.S. indie films in São Paulo

    MOSTRA festival to showcase U.S. indie films in São Paulo

    It was back in 2010 that Ariani Friedl founded MOSTRA — a small festival showcasing what she labeled “socially conscious” Brazilian films in Chicago. “There’s too much gratuitous nudity and sex in Brazilian cinema,” said Friedl, a Porto Alegre native who came to Chicago in 1964 and served as director of the John Nuveen Center […]

  • RUA represents Brazilian architecture at Chicago Biennial

    RUA Arquitetos, launched by urbanists Pedro Évora and Pedro Rivera in 2008, is a Rio de Janeiro-based creative team developing novel approaches to spatial design. In 2011, the firm was invited by the nonprofit Observatório de Favelas and art promoter Automática to rehab a warehouse in Rio’s Maré favela and convert it into the Bela Maré […]

  • Brazilian cinema at the 2015 Chicago International Film Fest

    Brazilian cinema at the 2015 Chicago International Film Fest

    The 51st edition of the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), running from Oct. 15 to 29, features a particularly strong Brazilian cinema slate. Here are the details and trailers for the six films. Absence (Ausência) Abandoned by his father,  a teenage boy tries to find his place in the world while simultaneously caring for his […]