Samba Cine Club meets the people from Copacabana

Samba Cine Club is on again next Friday July 23rd at 1000 Pound Bend (361 Lt Lonsdale St – between Elizabeth & Queen).  This is where we held our first event February this year, a very cozy Café + Cinema +Gallery right in the heart of Melbourne.

We will be screening the documentary “Edificio Master” from Eduardo Coutinho, 2002.  The “Master Building” is an apartment building a block away from the beach in Copacabana. This massive edifice has a total of 276 studio apartments housing some five hundred people. The thirty-seven residents interviewed are gifted storytellers with colorful lives and personalities that belie the extremity of their cramped quarters. Each intimate and revealing story bears witness to the exceptional lives of ordinary people.

We will start from 5:30 PM with music and drinks for a 7:30 PM screening.  We will be enjoying the company of Trio Agogô once again playing their beautiful ‘choro’ music for us and we will have Dj Discotecadélioador and a very special visit from Sydney: Rapha Brasil & Mau Buchler from Vibez Brasil.

Vibez Brazil is a Brazilian show in a community radio station in Sydney  (Eastside FM).  These guys play really cool contemporary and classic Brazilian music that we don’t get to hear very often in Australia.  Their show is on Tuesdays from 09:30 to 11:00 PM and you can check it out online at

So this is the schedule:

5:30 PM – Doors open with the tunes of Discotecadélioador

6:30PM – Trio Agogô

7:30 – Film ‘Edificio Master’ (110 min)

9:30 – Discussion about the film led by Elise West, our documentary maker friend, Professional Development Manager and teacher of Open Channel

10:00 – 01:00 – Vibez Brasil – Rapha Brasil & Mau Buchler will play for us!

The film is subtitled and the discussion is in English.

It is free entry, but donations are REALLY REALLY appreciated 🙂


~ by sambacineclub on July 11, 2010.

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