Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks Black Orpheus, 1959

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Movies

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Adult
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"The idea of a setting being an integral part of a story, to the point where it's called a character in the movie, is particularly apt where Black Orpheus is concerned. The Orpheus myth, like so many, can be removed from its setting and be relevant to anyone; that's what myths are for. It can be related in a few seconds, so by transplanting it to Rio de Janeiro, and portraying Rio so vividly, filmmaker Marcel Camus is not just retelling a classic, but using it as a pretext to explore." -- Jay Seaver, eFilmcritic.com

Join film critic Walter Chaw to talk about this groundbreaking film. Black Orpheus is free to watch on the streaming service Kanopy which you can subscribe to using your library card. Not a Kanopy member yet? Grab your library card and get started here.

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