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O Palhaço (The Clown)- Brazilian entry for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 85th Academy Awards

A 2011 Brazilian film by director and star Selton Mello.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
James Bridges Theater

Benjamin and Valdemar, a father and son team known as the clowns Pangaré and Puro Sangue, make their living traveling the country with the Hope Circus.  They live without a fixed address, no neighbors, and no documentation.  The trouble begins when Pangaré, tired of life on the road, feels that he is no longer a funny clown and awakens a lifelong dream of having a place to live and an identity.

Q & A with actor and film director Selton Mello following the screening.  

90 minutes | In Portuguese with English Subtitles

Watch the trailer:

view on youtube

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Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: 11-28-12-The-Clown-vm-45f.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Brazilian Studies, Consulate General of Brazil - Los Angeles

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