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Shorts by Kleber Mendonça Filho


With Kleber Mendonça Filho in person 

Presented in collaboration with Cinema Tropical

Brazil. Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho. 2002–09, 91 mins. total. Mendonça’s debut feature, Neighboring Sounds, a revelatory portrait of class tensions in Recife, was one of 2012’s best-reviewed films. This program of his acclaimed shorts traces the artistic evolution of this former critic and programmer and demonstrates his versatility. The films here span a wide range of genres, reworking and combining the conventions of horror, romance, and science fiction to startling effect. Featuring The Little Cotton Girl (2002, 6 mins. Digital projection), Green Vinyl (2004, 16 mins. 35mm), Friday Night Saturday Morning (2005, 16 mins. 35mm), Electrodomestica (2005, 22 mins. 35mm) Luz Industrial Magicá (2008, 7 mins. Digital projection), and Cold Tropics (Recife Frio) (2009, 24 mins. 35mm).

Free with Museum admission. A First Look series pass, allowing the holder admission to the Museum and all First Look screenings for the run of the series, is available for $40. Order online or call 718 777 6800.