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​Hélio Oiticica, Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan

​Hélio Oiticica, Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan, 1972

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Poets, Artists, and Anarcho-super8istas


In Person: Rubens Machado Jr.

Alongside the development of marginal, underground, new, and poetic cinemas, and the success of state-sponsored Embrafilme, the proliferation of experimental film production in authoritarian Brazil (1964–86) was unprecedented. Often marginalized, censored, or ignored, experimental Super-8 shorts circulated by way of festivals, art shows, and a myriad of below the radar events. Using Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan (1972), the unfinished short by Hélio Oiticica, as a point of departure, this program presents a brief overview of experimental Brazilian Super-8 film in all its aesthetic diversity.

This program is part of the Los Angeles Filmforum film series: Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, Los Angeles Filmforum’s contribution to the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Major support is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.