Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lusophone events - July

@ BloomBars, 3222 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

*TODAY!  July 3rd, 7 pm
Os Mistérios de Lisboa (What the Tourist Should See)
Join us as we travel to Lisbon!

*Tuesday, July 10th, 7 pm, Film
A Morte de Carlos Gardel (The Death of Carlos Gardel)
Film depicts the tragedy of a young addict’s life - with the sensual dance of the Tango used as a metaphor.

@ Liv Nightclub DC, 2001 11th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

*Saturday, July 14th, 9:30 pm
Forro In DC w/ Quarteto Olinda

Monday, May 21, 2012

DC film premiere: Jose and Pilar, May 24, 6:30 p.m.

The IDB Cultural Center, as part of the Division of Cultural, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs in the Department of External Relations, and The Embassy of Portugal present the DC debut of the documentary

José e Pilar
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Directed by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, 2010, 117 minutes.
In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Filmed in the Canary Islands, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Brazil and Finland.

"José and Pilar," a documentary by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, is a deeply moving story about love, loss and literature. It follows the days of José Saramago, the Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, and his wife, Pilar del Rio. The film shows their whirlwind life of international travel, his passion for completing his masterpiece, "The Elephant's Journey" and how their love quietly sustains them throughout. "Jose and Pilar" reveals the hidden Saramago, unravels any preconceived notions about him, and proves that genius and simplicity are indeed compatible. It is a funny and touching portrait on the endurance of the artistic spirit. A glimpse into the life of one of the greatest creators of the 20th century, it shows us that, as Saramago says, "There is always another way to say everything."

Best Documentary, Don Quijote Award, Best Film Audience Award - Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português, 2011
Best Documentary, Audience Award - São Paulo International Film Festival, 2010


This event is free, open to the public.
Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center,
Inter-American Development Bank
1330 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Monday, April 30, 2012

Concert by Fado singer Nathalie Pires, May 14, 6 p.m.

Nathalie Pires performs a program of traditional fado music on May 14th (6 p.m.), at Millennium Stage.

This concert is presented by The Kennedy Center in cooperation with the Embassy of Portugal.

Free event!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cinema at BloomBars, May 8, 7 p.m.

The Two Faces of War (2007, 105 min)
by Diana Andringa and Flora Gomes
(Portuguese with English subtitles)

The Two Faces of War (As Duas Faces da Guerra) – is a documentary shot in Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Portugal, which includes a series of interviews and testimonies of people who lived through the colonial period of the war / liberation in Guinea-Bissau. This documentary, directed by Diana Andringa and Flora Gomes, sets the tone for a debate around the themes of reconciliation and historical memory in post-conflict Portuguese colonial war. Remarkably, within the Guinea-Bissau fight for independence, the seed of Portugal’s own freedom was begun. It was in Guinea-Bissau that the “Army Movement” begun, which led to the Carnation Revolution that toppled the dictatorship in Portugal.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Arts from the Lusophone World, April 20, George Washington University

The Department of Romance, German & Slavic Languages & Literatures at The George Washington University will host  

A Celebration of the Portuguese Language and the Lusophone World: 
Arts from the Lusophone World

Friday, April 20th from 10:00-12:00pm
Location: Marvin Center #405.
Free event