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Films on the Green Presents Black Orpheus Online

Part of Films on the Green 2021

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Directed by Marcel Camus, 1959, PG, 1h47, France-Brazil-Italy
With Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, on the run from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira. Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, this retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice kicked off the bossa nova craze that sent hi-fis across America spinning.

Presented in partnership with Brasil SummerFest, Cinema Tropical, and Summer on the Hudson.

Film in Portuguese (Brazil) with English subtitles

**Access to the virtual platform is based on location; only people within a 30-mile radius of New York City can access the screening. The screening has a limited number of tickets available.**


The festival’s 13th edition includes eight films and a concert and is centered on the theme of “Music & Cinema.”  From July 9 to 30, Films on the Green is bringing a world music tour to the New York City area with our free screenings in four different Manhattan parks and online for the first time!