Feature Film Program

The Last Days of Gilda

Gilda loves cooking, men, and life. But for her religious neighbors, this self-confident, independent woman is a thorn in the flesh.

Wed Sep 29 7:00 PM

The Film

The Last Days of Gilda

Gustavo Pizzi | Brazil | 106

Gilda is a free woman in the broadest sense of the word; she breeds pigs and chickens for slaughter in the backyard of her home and with her excellent culinary skills, produces recipes that delight her friends and lovers alike. But her free-spirited behavior and sexual confidence irritates her neighbors, especially Cacilda, wife of Ismael, who is running for public office through a local party linked to a religious group. As tensions rise, Gilda flaunts her independence and continues with her multiple relationships, free from ties or labels. But if the prejudice, sexism and cruel gossip of everyone around her is not enough to bear, Gilda must also deal with an increase in urban violence where she lives. The Last Days of Gilda presents a reflection on freedom, the role of women in society, self-acceptance and the dangerous alliance between religion and public power.

Performer

Nation Beat

Forró. Funk. Brass. Pounded by calloused hands; blasted by tight grooves. It calls across time and continents - with a response from hips and feet. It’s the force that blew through Louis Armstrong in the twenties. It’s the power that gets Brazilians swinging in the streets for carnival.

Nation Beat singularly conjures up this elemental musical mojo, drawing on the wellsprings of rhythm that lit up jazz and got maracatu thundering. Nation Beat takes off with be-bop-via-Brazil drumming; propelled by percussive bursts of New Orleans-flavored brass. But forget the musical history; this is music to make you dance.

-Martin Lipp, 2018

Nation Beat’s live shows have taken on an almost mythological aura for their ability to lift the souls, and the feet, of their growing cross-cultural audience. Band leader, drummer/percussionist Scott Kettner has long been at the forefront of merging different musical elements together, from the earliest days of Nation Beat's Brazil meets North American music.

In 2017, Scott connected with arranger Paul Carlon (tenor sax) and the band entered a new phase in their cross-cultural explorations where brass band and percussion explode in a jazz-infused, funkified New Orleans-meets-Brazil carnival sound.

“Past albums have leaned heavily on Brazilian music,” Kettner says. "While that is ever present in Nation Beat's sound, our latest groove is jazz-tinged. This is a beat that moves your feet!"

Music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s outdoor concerts provided by Lisa K. Meulbroek and Brent R. Harris, with major support provided by Susan and J. Alan Kahn.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Live Music from Nation Beat
8:00 PM
Film Begins
RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
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FAQs
How will it work?
Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of vaccination. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will be provided!

Can I bring food and drinks?
No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

Is there anything else I can't bring to the venue?
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, backpacks, bicycles or scooters, blankets, CamelBak backpacks, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), chairs, coolers, drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, glass or metal containers (including reusable water bottles such as Swells), illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, cigarettes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on screen.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. You may sit in your pod with up to 4 people, but we ask that you remain socially distanced from anyone not in the group you have chosen to sit with.

How accessible is this venue?
This venue is accessible to all. If you have any concerns, please email us at tickets@rooftopfilms.com or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can either have a printed out ticket, or be ready to present the QR code from your ticket on your phone.

Venue

Brooklyn Commons Park

5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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