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Burt Sun
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Bel Borba Aqui

Wednesday, September 19
at 7pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Directed by Burt Sun and André Costantini
Film in Portuguese with English subtitles
Followed by a Q&A with the directors and artist Bel Borba, moderated by Crossing the Line curator Gideon Lester

“Evocative soundtrack and breathtaking cinematography!”—San Francisco Examiner

“Inspiring and visually engaging”—PBS

Brazilian visual artist Bel Borba has covered his native Salvador, a 500-year-old city in Bahia, with glorious outdoor artworks, from small mosaics to large-scale pieces composed of brightly-colored broken tiles, steel, wood, recycled materials, and sand. The eclectic work beautifully channels the experiences of the communities in which he works, providing a window into the city’s rich and complex history and culture.

Bel Borba is the subject of this fascinating documentary by Burt Sun and André Costantini that will premiere as part of the Festival chronicling the artist’s work and creative processes. Hailed by Voice of America as “one of the most mesmerizing and must-see documentary films this year,” the film captures Borba’s vivacious personality and intimate relationship with the culturally rich city of Salvador.

Subsequently at Film Forum, October 3 to 16.
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Recent Buzz & Reviews
Artista plástico baiano expõe nas ruas de Nova York
October 19, 2012

Photos: Strange art forms in NYC's Times Square
October 15, 2012

E Bel Borba Fez A América
Jotabê Medeiros, October 14, 2012

Paris Match
Quand la France rhabille New York
October 9, 2012

Brazilian Press
Bel Borba é recepcionado em New York com
projeto e filme

Roger Costa, October 4, 2012

Art in America
Bel Borba Crosses the Line, Online
Lisa Stahl, Sept 28, 2012

The New York Times
The Week in Culture Pictures, Sept. 21: Bel Borba
Sept 21, 2012

"Crossing the Line  Opens Beautifully at FIAF"
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Sept 21, 2012

The New York Times
Brazil’s Pied Piper of Street Art
Larry Rohter, Sept 18, 2012

The Happening
Rinden homenaje al Picasso brasileño en Nueva York
Sept 18, 2012

Interview Magazine
Crossing the Line in a Good Way
Effie Bowen, Sept 13, 2012

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Benjamin Sutton, Sept 13, 2012

CTL Crossing the Line 2012: Bel Borba Is Here and Brazilian Street Art
September 6, 2012

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Ticket Info

FIAF Member Free*
Non-Member $10
*$2 tickets in advance


Venue Info

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59 Street
New York, NY 10022
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Images: Bel Borba © Burt Sun - André Costantini

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