Featured in The New York Times
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Bel Borba Aqui
Wednesday, September 19
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.
Visit filmforum.org for more info.