Ann Helen Wainer
DESCRIPTION: Brazil is known for its soccer, music, beautiful beaches and incredible landscapes. If you want more exposure to Brazilian culture, and have a passion for unusual films, this is the series for you. All the films to be shown and discussed were especially selected by Wainer, and include a broad spectrum of the Brazilian cinematic genre. Some are based on masterpieces of Iberian- Brazilian and English literature. Others are tributes to famous directors and composers, and one pays homage to a winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Lope (2009)
- O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta: Romeo and Juliet Decide to Marry (2005)
- Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos: Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
- Bossa Nova (2000)
- Se Eu Fosse Você: If I Were You (2005)
- O Que é Isso Companheiro?: Four Days in September (1997)
- Janela da Alma: Eyes –The Window of the Soul (2001)
- Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira: Blindness (2008)
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ann Wainer is an attorney in Brazil where she earned a Master’s in Corporate Law. She also holds an MA in Religious Studies from Florida International University (FIU). Published books in Brazil include: Civil Liability of the Developer; Brazilian Environmental Legislation and A Jewish Perspective on Ecology. She has lectured extensively about the Holocaust and has written Family Portrait, her family history. Wainer has participated in seminars on global climate change and has authored many ecology articles. Her lectures in the US and Brazil include the Brazilian Connection to Jewish Life in America. A native Brazilian film expert, she specializes in Brazilian Jewish Cinematheque, and is considered a pioneer in this field of study.
|9:00 AM – 10:45
Mondays, October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member