Friday, July 20
MOMA 7:00 p.m. Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Directed by Eryk Rocha. With Fernando Bezerra, José Paes de Lira, Luciana Domschke. Bezerra gives an astonishingly organic performance as Expedito, a retired, brooding sixty-something who has lost all ties to life and aimlessly walks the streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro unnoticed, sidelined by the frantic pace of the metropolis. His almost imperceptible steps toward rejoining the living are marked by the film’s intricate sound design, which forms the backbone of what is essentially a cinematic poem teetering between documentary and fiction. Listening in on the dramas of others, either on his ever-present radio or in conversations overheard in the streets and crowded restaurants, he gradually makes these sounds part of his own reality. The gorgeous black-and-white cinematography allows Rocha to play with past and present, mixing what was and what is into a beautifully calibrated feature debut. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Nuyorican Poets Café 6:00 PM
“A delicate mix of horror and humor permeates this striking and original set of 13 linked supernatural noir tales.” This event will feature Daniel Jose Older reading aloud from “Salsa Nocturna,” as well as a live performance by Older’s band!
J Alvarez at System Dance Club
J Alvarez & Nova y Jory, se unen para una noche inolvidable y todo sera este Viernes 20 de Julio en Sistem Queens New York, un evento que no te lo puedes perder.
System Dance club 8:00 PM
Tickets: $55 available at myticketpremium.com
SECRETO LIVE at Exotics
Odalis Perez (La Cienega, Republica Dominicana, 4 de Noviembre), conocido artísticamente como Secreto El Biberon, es un reconocido cantante de Música Urbana, asi mismo ha grabado en generos como Rap Local, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Dembow, Mambo, Merengue, Música Electronica, entre otros.
Exotics Lounge 10:00 PM
Tickets available at myticketpremium.com
KERUBANDA EN VIVO EN FARO LOUNGE
Grupo Niche y El Binomio de Oro en LABOOM
CELEBRANDO LA INDEPENDENCIA DE COLOMBIA GRUPO NICHE CON SUS EXITOS: UNA AVENTURA, CALI PACHANGUERO, SIN SENTIMIENTO Y EL BINOMIO DE ORO SUS EXITOS: ME SOBRAN LAS PALABRAS, MI NINA BONITA, OLVIDALA, ME ILUSIONE. BROADCAST ON MEGA 97.9 LIVE BROADCAST CON DJ ANEUDY, DJ MELLO, & FROM CT, DJ KANDELA.
Doors Open: 10:00 pm
TICKET: $35 Admision General
TICKET: $60 VIP Y TICKET: $80 VIP STAGE SE VENDERAN EN LA PUERTA
Saturday, July 21
El Museo’s Block Party
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio, La Calle on 104th Street
El Museo hits the street this July as it celebrates Super Sábado with a fun-filled block party for all ages. This month’s theme is movement, so grab your family and muévete!
El Binomio de Oro at Murphy’s Bar & Grill
Tickets $25 available at myticketpremium.com
Grupo Niche live at Euro El Tina Lounge
EL SECRETO live at EL MOROCCO
Sunday, July 22
MOMA 2:00 p.m. Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Directed by Eduardo Coutinho. Comprised of 18 “sessions” (chosen from 42 total), this astonishingly simple, emotionally compelling documentary delves into the songs that hold meaning in people’s lives. Director Coutinho reverses the traditional documentary practice of bringing the camera to the subject and instead invites the subjects to come to the camera. Sitting before a simple screen, the director engages his subjects in conversation about the song they picked, developing a rapport that allows for exceptionally involving, deeply personal stories about music and its intimate connection to memory, love, loss, self-discovery, regret, death, and life. Portuguese with English subtitles.
MOMA 5:00 p.m. Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Directed by Vinícius Coimbra. With João Miguel, Vanessa Gerbelli, José Wilker, Chico Anysio. Based on a short story by the esteemed Brazilian author Guimarães Rosa, Matraga tells an age-old story of honor and sacrifice, redemption and revenge, as illustrated by the life of Augusto Matraga. A failed farmer and a violent soul, he acts as if he were above the laws of the rural Minas Gerais region—until the day he is ambushed and left for dead. Given a second chance, Matraga seeks redemption through faith and arduous labor. Years later he meets Joãozinho Bem-Bem, a powerful landlord, and their friendship triggers events that lead to a conflict within Matraga between his saintly tendencies and his warrior instincts. Coimbra’s debut feature, a stunningly original take on the Western, perfectly captures its milieu through effective use of the Brazilian landscape, crisp, elegant cinematography, and an earthy color scheme. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Nuyorican Poets Café 3:30 PM
The lead vocalist of Rob Casel Trio, Chandry Moore, delivers romance to the intoxicating sounds of Brazilian samba and bossa nova, brings swing to the rhythms of jazz and blues.
Porfi Baloa y Sus Adolescentes Live at La Marina
Panteon Rococo y El Gran Silencio En LABOOM