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The Edge of Democracy
Petra Costa | Brazil | 113
As a child in 1985, filmmaker Petra Costa (Elena, Olma and the Seagull) saw democracy take root in Brazil following years of authoritarian rule under a military dictatorship. Gaining unprecedented access to working-party leaders Lula de Silva and his protégée Dilma Rousseff, Costa traces the downfall of both democratic leaders following corruption scandals that resulted in the impeachment of Rousseff and the imprisonment of de Silva. Merging the personal and the political, Costa delves to the heart of her country's unfolding identity crisis, examining widespread institutional corruption while connecting her own family's complex past to Brazil's current crisis. Capturing a unique historical moment, The Edge of Democracy examines the forces at play in the global erosion of democracy. A Netflix release.
Regional de NY
Lyrical melodies, contrapuntal harmonies, and a swinging rhythm section: choro is Brazil's answer to early American jazz. Choro emerged from the melting pot of 19th century Rio. It is a uniquely Brazilian fusion of European harmonic and melodic sensibility coupled with an Afro-Brazilian approach to rhythm. The result is a music that is virtuosic, full of joy, and deeply grooving. Nearly all great Brazilian instrumentalists have gravitated towards choro at some point in their careers, because mastery of the genre requires a musician to be not only technically skilled, but also highly emotionally expressive and communicative with others in an ensemble.The Regional de NY performs classic and original arrangements of Brazil's oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation.
Live Music from Regional de NY
Q&A with director Petra Costa & producer Joanna Natasegara
No refunds. Seating is first come, first served. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled at the same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.
The William Vale
111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249