February 28 @ 6:30pm
ORFEU NEGRO – (BLACK ORPHEUS)
Highlighting Black History Month with a focus on African-American art and the role of Classics.
The 1959 romantic tragedy film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is itself an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela (“slum”) in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval.
PG, 120 minutes
Classical conversations following each film will introduce the film series and the enduring impact on classical myth and Greco-Roman civilization in film, culture, and our contemporary world. The conversation will be lead by Lauren Rogers, Dean of Students, Salem Academy and John Oksanish, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Languages at Wake Forest University.
General Admission – $12.50
Seniors – $8.50
Students – $7.00
This series received support from