Samba Cine Club and the blurred side of South America

Friday, August 27th @ 1000 Pound Bend (361, lt Lonsdale) from 17:30

Samba cine Club is proud to invite El Tarro – The smallest Performance Space in the World to join us in this very special South American night.  The smallest performing space in the world is a creative environment for contemporary performing arts experiments inspired in South American gatherings.

Before the film, everyone is invited to watch the performances inspired by the film and prepared by our special guests.

Performances start at 7 pm SHARP!!!

disgusting? (colombia/australia)

devised and performed by rebekah stuart and claudia escobar

mcfamily (mexico)

directed by ezequielvillaseñor and performed by sandra burgos, ezequiel villaseñor and cesar panini

watch your step (bolivia)

devised and performed by paola aguanta benitez

un cevichito (peru)

devised and performed by andrea patriau hildebrandt

y (brazil)-devised and performed by joao oliveira


The film of the night will be ‘Carmo – Hit the Road’, a film by Murilo Pasta (2008).

Check the ‘information about the film’ page to read his report of how a third world filmmaker with no private income, no friends in high places and no godfathers in the filmmaking world made this film.

Carmo is a firecracker of a woman struggling to find her place in the world.  Feeling suffocated by her small town, she hits the road on her mile-long legs, traipsing through untamed Brazilian border country. Barely dodging the minefield of sleazy thugs at her heels, she is rescued by an unlikely knight in shining armor, who comes out of nowhere. Unfortunately, the uncouth Marco, bound only by his wheelchair, is reluctant to include her in his own getaway plans. Carmo is determined to prove they can be partners in crime, and they set out together in Marco’s dilapidated truck, over treacherous terrain, to find the desperadoes who have hijacked Marco’s loot. It’s hard to tell what’s more sizzling in this saucy adventure—the clashing chemistry between the two deliciously feisty leads or the dusty, but dazzling, South American landscape. With a comical and scandalous motley crew of characters, and an array of livewire cinematic gestures, Murilo Pasta’s high-octane filmmaking refuels the classic road-trip genre. The thrill of taking a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants ride through jagged paradise is accelerated by the explosive pairing of two strangers who have found their match and together will continue to fight destiny tooth and nail. (Sundance Film Festival 2009)

After the film we will have ….

Visual Arts

distorvision projection by the outsiders guide featuring:

gaian lovin’ … fruitful revelations by luciana v.

koguis by juan carlos rocha

el tarro sessions by lindesay dresdon

sur by mauricio rivera


Bands and DJs

nahuatl sound system

Aztec/Cumbia/Dub/Electronic music collective originally from the roots of Tenochtitlan in Mexico, Afro-latin roots in Colombia, Andiean Mountains in Argentina and Downunder Australia.


Having Cumbia, traditional Colombian music and Reggae as the main musical influences, madremonte mixes stories from the myths and legends from Colombian folkclore and global social issues to create the lyrics.

DJ Guido Bambaataa (brazil)

and special guest DJ MONO (brazil)


~ by sambacineclub on August 1, 2010.

3 Responses to “Samba Cine Club and the blurred side of South America”

  1. Nahuatl Sound System is not just colombian – is Mexican, Colombian, Argentinian and Australian

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