Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Black Orpheus Screening

February 25th, 2010
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Stern Hall
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans LA 70122

Keep Carnival going with a Brazilian Break on Thursday February 25, 2010.

Following its successful January 15th launch, The Dillard University/ Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Culture‘€™s evening lecture series continues with a showing of the 1959 classic film Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), directed by Marcel Camus. The movie, which won both the American Oscar and the Cannes Film Festival Palm d‘€™Or, transplants the story of Orpheus and Eurydice to a Rio de Janeirofavela during carnival. “Black Orpheus” is a classic film that has influenced both filmakers and film viewers. Even after 50 years, it still pulses with the beat of Brazil’s carnival and resonated with its salute to the eternal healing power of music.

The screening will be following by a tasting of Brazilian foods. The event is free of charge and open to the public as a part of Dillard University‘€™s Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture. The tastings are supported by a grant from the Ruth U. Fertel Foundation.

For more information call
Ms. Zena Ezeb 504-816-4450