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Film Programs
Special Events: Fall 2016
Festival del film Locarno: O Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira e Eu (Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira and Me)

October 23 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

American premiere
Introduced by artistic director Carlo Chatrian

João Botelho’s new film on the great Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira (1908 – 2015): “An old photograph taken thirty-six years ago. His hand rests on my shoulder, a gift. Then a history of over four decades of friendship, admiration, and apprenticeship. A journey into Oliveira’s cinema, his method, his way of filming, and his extraordinary cinematic inventions. He lived for over a century, over a century of cinema, cinema in its entirety. For him, and for me too now, documentary and fiction go hand in hand — it is all about cinema. So I had the audacity to film a magnificent story that Manoel loved but never filmed, one that he left behind as if his hand and eyes were close to God, or among the gods, and he was steering me” — João Botelho. (2016, DCP, subtitles, 81 minutes) Presented in association with the Embassy of Switzerland and the Locarno Film Festival.

courtesy Ar de Filmes

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world. 

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