ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
About The Film
(1959) In the heady atmosphere of Rio de Janiero's carnival, two people meet and fall in love. Eurydice, a country girl, has run away from home to avoid a man who she believes wants to kill her. She arrives in Rio to stay with her cousin. Orfeo works as a tram conductor and is engaged to Mira – as far as Mira is concerned. As Eurydice and Orpheus get to know each other they fall deeply in love. Mira is mad with jealousy and when Eurydice disappears, Orfeo sets out to find her.
About The Classic Black Cinema Series
A film series specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.
Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.
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