Marcel Camus’ classic 1959 film BLACK ORPHEUS is returning to the big screen for one night only! I am thrilled about the truly rare opportunity to see this epic tale come alive in its’ original blazing, saturated sound and color.
For those who are unfamiliar with the film, BLACK ORPHEUS is the retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set during the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Train conductor Orfeo is engaged to be married to the beautiful Mira, but when country girl Eurydice catches his eye all bets are off. However, Eurydice is being tailed by a sinister stalker, and the star-crossed lovers must tread a dangerous path filled with passion, jealousy and fear in order to stay alive.
This film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1959, while also exposing a whole generation of moviegoers to the rich culture and music of Brazil. BLACK ORPHEUS truly has one of the most memorable soundtracks of all time coupled with a veritable feast for the eyes.
I am extremely excited at the prospect of being enveloped in the sights and sounds of 1950’s Rio, and in downtown Honolulu nonetheless! The Monday Movie Cafe is located at The Venue, 1146 Bethel Street, and the screening will begin at 7pm. You can find further details in the Honolulu Weekly.
You can check out the trailer on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkxGkL7o9xk