The Museum of Modern Art has announced the official lineup for the eight edition of their annual film festival Premiere Brazil! 2010 presented in partnership with the Rio International Film Festival. This year's edition of the popular series will take place July 15-29 and will present 15 New York premieres as well as two classic Brazilian films from the 70s.
The festival will open with the local premiere of Lixo extraordinário / Waste Land (2010) by Lucy Walker and co-directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley. Other highlights include the local premieres of Marcelo Gomes and Karim Aïnouz's I Travel because I Have to, I Come Back because I Love You (2009); Dzi Croquettes (2009) by Raphael and Tatiana Issa (pictured); Esmir Filho's debut feature film Os famosos e os duendes da morte / The Famous and the Dead (2009); and Fabio Barreto's biopic Lula, o filho do Brazil / Lula, the Son of Brazil.
Premiere Brazil! 2010 will also feature new prints of two of Carlos Diegues' seminal films: Xica da Silva (1976) and Bye Bye Brazil (1979). A special edition of TropiChat with a conversation with Diegues and film programmer Fabiano Canosa, will take place on Monday, July 19 at the Americas Society.
Click here for the full Premiere Brazil! 2010 program.