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Movie night: 5x Favela, Now By Ourselves

5x Favela is composed of five short films all written, directed, and acted by promising artists from the favelas of Brazil’s Rio. It is part of the project ImageNation: Celebrate Brazil.

The culmination of a years-long project to cultivate talented young filmmakers from the favelas (slums), 5x Favela’s well-crafted episodes offer a rare glimpse of the dynamic culture emerging from these communities, debunking the popular myth that favelas are merely hotbeds of drugs and violence.

Multiple Directors. 96 min. Brazil, 2010. Portuguese with English subtitles.

5x Favela includes:
Source of Income (Manaíra Carneiro, Wagner Novais)
Rice and Beans (Cacau Amaral, Rodrigo Felha)
Concert for Violin (Luciano Vidigal)
Let It Fly (Cadu Barcellos)
Let There Be Light (Luciana Bezerra)

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Sarah Taylor, our event host, will be at the ticket office before the movie starts. When it is finished you will meet at the ticket office again to go out for a coffee and discuss about the movie - or anything else.

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  • Sarah

    Sorry for the late notice, but they just responded to me today!!!
    To buy discount tickets at $20, please use this link until tomorrow at noon:

    The $20 discount price will only be available until Noon on Thursday, December 6. Members of your group may purchase tickets online:

    December 4, 2012

    • Sarah

      I used the "Imagenation" members link and everything worked fine. My contact at the box office said that if you go in person to the box office, you need to identify yourself as a member of this Meetup group. I think doing it online is probably easier. I purchased mine earlier and had no problem and my total was $21.50

      December 4, 2012

    • Aparecida T.

      Sarah, thank you so much for organizing this event!

      December 7, 2012

  • Lily H.

    How long are people going to be waiting by the ticket booth? I might not get there at exactly 6:30 but I want to make sure I find the group.

    December 6, 2012

    • Sarah

      not too long only bc I'm sure people will want to get good seats for the show...ate lá!

      December 6, 2012

  • Nicholas K.

    FYI guys: The Walter Reade Theater is actually on 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam (closer to Amsterdam, on the north side, up a flight of stairs that say ROSE).

    Also, there is a reception after the screening with food and drink!

    1 · December 4, 2012

    • Nicholas K.

      Also it looks like tickets will still be $20 at the door!

      December 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing the movies and meeting people in the group!

    1 · December 5, 2012

  • Sarah

    I'm researching group ticket price, so wait to buy your ticket until I hear more...

    1 · November 15, 2012

    • Marlyn

      Thank you Sarah, please keep us posted in case is best to get our own.

      November 25, 2012

    • Sarah

      It is best to get the ticket on your own and early through the website to ensure a $5 discount.

      November 26, 2012

  • Sarah

    Ola galera!
    There is no group discount for this film, but there is a $5 discount if you purchase your ticket online. Without the discount, these are the ticket prices:

    Save $5 when you purchase in advance!

    Ticket Prices at the Door:
    $30 General Public
    $27 Students & Seniors
    $25 Film Society & ImageNation Members

    This information is also on the website in the link above.

    Não ha um desconto pra os ingressos pra nosso grupo, mas se você compra pelo o site em cima, tem um desconto de $5. Te vejo la!

    November 26, 2012

  • Sheri P.

    Exciting, I'd love to see these films!

    November 24, 2012

  • Michele

    I saw this movie during Brazil week at the MoMa. It's really good. I highly recommend it!

    November 15, 2012

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