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1.

Carlota Joaquina: Princesa Do Brazil

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A tale of Carlota Joaquin, the child promised in 1785 to Joao VI "the Clement", prince of Portugal. At first disappointed by her decadent husband, she nevertheless followed him into exile in Brazil in 1807, having then become herself, tyrannical, adulterous, murderous.
DVD
2003; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bossa Nova

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Tells the stories of several people in Rio with love problems. There's Mary Ann, a widowed American schoolteacher who has given up on ever finding love again; Pedro, an attorney separated from his wife; and Tania, (the wife) who may want him back. Then there's Roberto, Pedro's shy brother; Acácio, a soccer champ; Sharon, a law intern; and Nadine, a young bohemian who thinks she's found the man of her dreams on the Internet.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Casa Grande

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Coming of age as a rude awakening. A 17-year boy's dawning sexuality is shadowed by the discovery of his upper-class family's looming financial ruin.
DVD
2016; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Arabian Nights

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"Arabian Nights is a monumental and dazzlingly original three-part film by Miguel Gomes (Tabu) that uses the structure of One Thousand and One Nights is order to tell the story of contemporary Portugal. Gomes' Scheherazade tells fantastic tales both fictional and documentary, from talking roosters to the everyday trials of the unemployed. Gomes weaves a colorful, surreal, and politically potent palimpsest of a film that captures how the great recession has affected both our lives and our dreams."--Container.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

City of God

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See the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. Based on the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos =: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

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A beautiful young woman marries a very erotic man who is a horrible husband. When he unexpectedly dies, she marries again, but misses the passion of her first marriage ... until the ghost of her first husband comes to find her.
DVD
2008; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Pagador de Promessas

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"Carrying a political and social punch, this drama about biases and misunderstanding by Brazilian director Anselmo Duarte starts with a simple premise. A peasant farmer makes a vow to carry a cross into the local church if his injured donkey is cured. Sure enough, the miracle happens, and the man gives away his land and sets out with a heavy wooden cross to walk the ten miles to his church. But once there, he is locked out -- it is past closing time. While he and his wife wait for the church to open again, everything starts to go wrong. Before much time has gone by, the peasant's mission has turned into a media circus, misinterpreted by everyone, including the priest." -- Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide.
DVD
2010; 1962
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

O Lobo Atrás DA Porta

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When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with the beautiful young Rosa, whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Ódiquê?

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"Portrait of troubled middle-class young men living in Rio de Janeiro. With no attention from their parents, they turn to urban violence, as a compensation. A group of friends decide to kidnap a rich youngster to get some money to spend during the Carnival."--www.imdb.com.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Central Station

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When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing.
DVD
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Capitães de Abril: April Captains

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In Portugal on April 24, 1974 the words of poet Jose Alfonso in the banned song "Grandola" sparked a revolution when the song was broadcast over the radio over and over again as a signal for a military coup against the oldest dictatorship in Europe.
DVD
2004; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cidade de Deus: City of God

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The world's most notorious slum is Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. Presents the true story of a young man who grew up on those streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Byebye Brasil

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A hypnotically languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick. The story follows a smalltime traveling sideshow which includes Ciço, a recent addition. A poor villager with a pregnant wife, he has fallen in love with the exotic dancer Salomé. In the end, the troupe heads down dusty roads facing increasing disinterest and social change in Brazil.
DVD
2007; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Hour of the Star: A Hora DA Estrela

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This striking adaptation of the canonical novel by Clarice Lispector tracks the tragicomic ordeals of Macabea during her first days in the megalopolis of Sao Paulo--after emigration from the impoverished north of Brazil.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Only When I Dance

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Only when I dance: Two teenagers from Rio de Janeiro pursue the dream of becoming professional ballet dancers.; Lil' A: 12-year-old Lil' A found dance to be the perfect antidote for the severe tics he suffered because of a nervous disorder. Now the tics have subsided and he has decided to become the best dancer and choregrapher in the whole world.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês: How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman

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The black comedy tells the story of a French adventurer who tries in vain to be accepted by a tribe of cannibals who has captured him. The tribe give him food, his own hut, and even a wife. The Frenchman strives to learn the ways of the tribe, hoping to figure out how to avoid his prescribed fate of being the main course of a ceremonial tribal dinner.
DVD
2007; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Mutum

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"In the rural countryside of Brazil, the boy Thiago lives in a simple house in an isolated area with his brutal but hardworking father; his submissive mother; his comrade uncle; his grandmother and his four siblings. He witnesses an intense quarrel between his parents when his father accuses his mother of betrayal. Later his grandmother throws his uncle from the home. When his brother Felipe hurts his foot, he gets sick without medication and dies. Then his uncle tells him that his father has killed a neighbor."-- www.imdb.com
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sobreviventes: Os Filhos DA Guerra de Canudos

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DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ôrí

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"This documentary provides an overview of the Black Movement in Brazil during the 70s and 80s and tells the story of Beatriz Nascimento, an activist and historian searching for her African heritage. Beatriz researches the history of the Quilombos, African warrior societies reestablished in Brazil to resist slavery and colonialism. Her outlook is poetic and charged with emotion. The historical interpretation acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of African culture to South American music, dance, language and beliefs"--Third World Newsreel website.
DVD
2009; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Uma Noite Em 67; Uma Noite Em Sessenta Sete

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"In the theater, applause, boos, a broken guitar, screaming guitars. On stage: young Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Roberto Carlos, Edu Lobo and Sergio Ricardo. The songs: "Roda Viva", "Ponteio," "Joy, Joy," "Sunday in the Park. And only one of them would win. That's One Night in 67, an invitation to live the end of the Festival of Record that changed the course of the MPB." -- Uma noite em 67 website.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)