Cold Tropics

Screening & Live Event
Shorts by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Part of First Look
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

With Kleber Mendonça Filho in person 
Presented in collaboration with Cinema Tropical

Brazil. Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho. 2002–09, 91 mins. total. Mendonça’s debut feature, Neighboring Sounds, a revelatory portrait of class tensions in Recife, was one of 2012’s best-reviewed films. This program of his acclaimed shorts traces the artistic evolution of this former critic and programmer and demonstrates his versatility. The films here span a wide range of genres, reworking and combining the conventions of horror, romance, and science fiction to startling effect. Featuring The Little Cotton Girl (2002, 6 mins. Digital projection), Green Vinyl (2004, 16 mins. 35mm), Friday Night Saturday Morning (2005, 16 mins. 35mm), Electrodomestica (2005, 22 mins. 35mm) Luz Industrial Magicá (2008, 7 mins. Digital projection), and Cold Tropics (Recife Frio) (2009, 24 mins. 35mm).


Free with Museum admission. A First Look series pass, allowing the holder admission to the Museum and all First Look screenings for the run of the series, is available for $40. Order online or call 718 777 6800.