[Black Orpheus]

Definitely one of the coolest things about the festival is the archival presentations. We get some at other times of the year, mostly via midnight movies at the Egyptian, and it’s films like that that remind me how there’s nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen with an audience.

When I posted the list of things I was interested in seeing, told me that I absolutely had to see Black Orpheus on the big screen, and he was right. The music and the color really require a theater setting to appreciate. It’s a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth during the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, complete with early bossa nova music. Marvelous. And the leads were gorgeous, which is always a bonus.