Black Orpheus

August 12, 2010 —

Black Orpheus

Join International Area Studies for our international film fest featuring "Black Orpheus".

Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film in 1959, Marcel Camus’ "Black Orpheus" (Orfeu Negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event that kicked off the bossa nova craze.

This free event will be held in Ruth Auditorium on Thursday, August 12th at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Movie favorite refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Rios at

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