Music According to Tom Jobim (A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim)


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Music According to Tom Jobim (A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim)

  1. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film The Music According To Tom Jobin
The extraordinary musical universe of Antônio Carlos (Tom) Jobim can be presented without dialog or narration. It was with this in mind that Nelson Pereira dos Santos accepted the challenge of committing the musical trajectory of the great Brazilian composer to film. In 1985, Pereira dos Santos produced a four-hour documentary about Jobim for Brazilian television. Based on that experience, he knew the power of Jobim on screen, and that the images of his performances required no words. It’s all there - the power, beauty and poetry of his bossa nova music, the phases of the artist’s career, and the importance of his work to other artists. No need of further explanation, just the pleasure of hearing Tom Jobim! Nelson Pereira dos Santos is scheduled to be present. (2K DCP presentation)

Director Nelson Pereira dos Santos is scheduled to be present.

“Over fifty years have passed since Nelson Pereira dos Santos made his first film, yet he continues to work with youthful enthusiasm on new projects,” wrote Darlene Sadlier in her book on Pereira dos Santos for the Contemporary Film Directors series published by University of Illinois Press. “His career is long and diverse” and “his various projects are unified by a leftist political point of view and a desire to make his audience think as well as feel.” This series is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Consulate in Chicago, Office of the Vice President of International Affairs, College of Arts and Humanities Institute, Film and Media Studies, Department of Communication and Culture, African Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, American Studies, Latino Studies, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Brazilian Association at Indiana University and IU Cinema. Special thanks to the Academia Brasileira de Letras and Darlene Sadlier. This visit is also in partnership with UCLA, Wexner Center for the Arts and City College, New York.