Fernanda Pessoa Stories That Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell

Fernanda Pessoa: Stories That Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell

"A brilliant editing work." –Cahiers du cinéma

"One of the most significant events in the art world this year." –Folha de Sao Paulo


Available February 15, 2021 to ticket holders with a password.
Purchase a ticket here.

8:00 PM PST

Screening introduced by Fernanda Pessoa and Eduardo Thomas

Curators' Notes

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9:30 PM PST

Q&A with filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa, moderated by Eduardo Thomas

You can watch in the video link below or join Zoom here with your passcode to take part in the Q&A.



Award-winning filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa presents a notable revision of 1970s Brazil, a period of deep social transformations that saw the country open up to international investment, rapid urban modernization and increased tensions resulting from the sexual revolution, all happening as a military dictatorship ruled in power for over 21 years. During this period emerged a widely popular and vastly produced film genre: the pornochanchadas. Mostly a mix of urban comedy and erotic cinema, these low-budget films oscillate between voyeuristic exploration and raw visual exploitation. Made through a formidable montage from a selection of the pornochanchada films, Pessoa’s experimental documentary renders a most pleasurable audiovisual essay of urgent political and cultural implications.

The Jack H. Skirball Series is organized by Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas and funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

KCRW is the Official Radio Sponsor of REDCAT.



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MON 2/15
8:00 pm PST

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF BRAZIL. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the program as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire on February 18th at 8pm.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff