Sunday, February 27, 2011

Orfeu Negro

March is going to be a very busy month for Latino Heritage. Two events will be taking place this week.

There will be an exhibit that will be opening mid-week at the Pasadena Central Library. "Latinas at Work and Play: Pasadena Stories" will focus on experiences of Latinas during the 40s and 50s. We'll share images once the exhibit is in place.

On Friday we are partnering with the Pasadean Senior Center and their screening of Orfeu Negro, Black Orpheus in English, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1960. It is a retelling of the tragedy of Orpheus and Euridice set in favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Carnaval. The weaving of the Greek myth, African roots, and Latino culture produce a film that is haunting. Close captioning will be provided for those of us who are not fluent in Portuguese.

It will be shown at the Pasadena Senior Center Friday, March 4th. Reservations are not neceassary. Candy, popcorn, and bottled water will be on sale for $1 each.