On February 19th of this year, South American cinema lost one of its boldest visionaries with the passing of José Mojica Marins. As part of our tribute to the departed artist, truly one of the most original genre voices, award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (THE NIGHTSHIFTER), co-screenwriter of Mojica’s 2008 comeback film, EMBODIMENT OF EVIL and long-time friend and protégé, will give a live talk. He will reminisce on his own history, growing up inspired by the great man’s work and the evolution that came with the two meeting and developing both a friendship and creative relationship that endured through the years. The talk will close with a question period open to the virtual audience.
As the history and future of Brazil’s cinema is currently under threat in unconscionable ways, we feel it especially urgent to present a talk of this nature, both out of love for Mojica and in solidarity with Brazilian artists and the hardships they currently face.