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, 20127:30 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