Black Orpheus


Black OrpheusMarcel Camus, 1959, 107 min.

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

Presented by Erika Dudley – Senior Program Manager for the Odyssey Project, Educating Community, and Progressive Conversations at the University of Chicago– in conjunction with Potluck: Chicago at Dorchester Projects.

Black Cinema House
6901 S. Dorchester Ave.