Narcissus Off Duty
Sunday, Jul 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
Co-presented with Brasil SummerFest
Dir. Ricardo Calil, Renato Terra. 2020, 84 mins. Brazil. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Acclaimed at film festivals from Venice to IDFA to Sheffield, Narcissus Off Duty is a gripping documentary about Grammy-winning Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso and his incarceration at the hands of his country’s dictatorship. One December morning in 1968, the police knocked on Veloso’s door, arrested him without charge, and took him to a converted army barracks for allegedly singing the National Anthem to the melody of his popular song “Tropicalia.” What he thought would be one night in jail lasted nearly two months. More than 50 years later, Veloso shares this dark chapter of his life, captured in uninterrupted direct address. Produced by renowned filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries), Narcissus Off Duty gives Veloso the space to narrate his own story.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.