Tropicália

05/07/2013
  |  Book Tickets: 05/07/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 05/07/2013
  |  87 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC

Synopsis

Marcelo Machado's documentary charts the history and influence of the late 1960s Brazilian counter-cultural movement known as Tropicália. Taking its name from an installation created by Hélio Oiticica in 1967, the Tropicália movement was an artistic response to Brazil's military dictatorship of the time, encompassing theatre, poetry, and music. In addition to combining both the popular and the avant-garde, the movement was also noted for fusing traditional Brazilian culture with foreign influences. The film revisits the movement's legacy through the use of archive material and the participation of leading Tropicália figures of the day, including Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso.

Contains brief nudity, news footage of riots and discriminatory language
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