On Friday, December 13th, 1968, the Brazilian government decreed AI-5. The institutional act gave powers to the military dictatorship to close Congress, revoke mandates and suspend political rights of any citizen. Censorship and torture ended up institutionalized as a form of social and political repression. 1968 is also the year in which some Brazilian artists and activists choose to take a marginal stance in order to politically resist. Since then, vampires have haunted the visual culture and the political life of Brazil.
On Sunday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.:
TORQUATO NETO – TODAS AS HORAS DO FIM
Torquato Neto - Every Hour of the End
Brasilien 2017. R: Eduardo Ades, Marcus Fernando. Dokumentarfilm. 88 min. DCP. OmeU
Torquato Neto (1944-1972) lived passionately the ruptures. The poet from Piauí, Brazil, acted on multiple fronts —cinema, music, and journalism— and actively participated in the revolution that changed the course of Brazilian culture in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He was one of the most active lyricists of Tropicália, partner of Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Jards Macalé. He was involved in marginal art, with Waly Salomão, Ivan Cardoso and Hélio Oiticica. He committed suicide on the day of his 28th birthday.