cinéSPEAK presents Black Orpheus / Orfeu Negro (1959)
September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for Brazilian musical masterpiece—that kicked off the int’l bossa nova craze—as part of cinéSPEAK Under the Stars at Clark Park 2023
cinéSPEAK Under the Stars at Clark Park 2023 is produced thanks to generous on-going support from Independence Public Media Foundation.
**This event will feature a Be Reel Black Cinema Club meet-up** —Since 2017, The Be Reel Black Cinema Club has been disrupting the myth that Black cinema is rare + inaccessible by supporting Black films and filmmakers, one monthly meet-up at a time. Follow @BeReelBlackCinemaClub
COME EARLY! SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Food trucks, community partners and vendors will be on Chester Avenue near our event entrance (at approx. 4350 Chester Ave) and along our sidewalk by playground. Check social media and our website for updated listing of vendors, food trucks and community partners participating in our festival.
DOORS / DJ Lil Dave @ 5:30PM—Bossa Nova, Samba, and other Brazilian sounds
FILM @ 7:30PM
**THIS EVENT IS OUTDOORS** This event is NOT rain or shine. See below for more info.
**BYO-CHAIRS or BLANKET** Lots of guests choose to come early and picnic with family and friends (what fun!) Seating is first come, first served. Please socially-distance.
**RAIN DATE INFO** **THIS EVENT’S RAIN DATE: SATURDAY JUNE 23** If we need to cancel/postpone due to rain/stormy weather, we will notify all registrants via email and announce on social media day-of.
GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE! *Registration is requested** This will help us notify you in the chance of postponement.
**DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!** Every penny helps. Support our on-going work & the effort to launch a brick-and-mortar indie / art house cinema in West Philadelphia…Community listening sessions to learn more & weigh-in..coming soon!
ABOUT THE FILM:
Dir. Marcel Camus / Brasil, France & Italy / Portuguese / 107 min / Musical
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Exploration of & depiction of death; brief images of alcohol use; brief implied sexual encounters
ABOUT THE VENUE — The Bowl at CLARK PARK
**Located at approximately 4350 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104—between 43rd and 44th streets and Chester and Kingsessing Avenues**
Established in 1895, Clark Park is in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. With more than 300 trees, the park covers nine acres. The park’s boundaries are Baltimore Avenue, Woodland Avenue, 43rd Street and 45th Street.
In addition to private residences, the park’s neighbors include the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the HMS School for children with Cerebral Palsy and a City of Philadelphia District Health Center.
Directions: Our event takes place in ‘The Bowl’ at Clark Park. The ‘entrance’ to our event is on the south side of the 4300 block of Chester Avenue at the sidewalk leading to the playground area.
—Driving/Parking: Parking is limited and not guaranteed. If you plan to drive, we would recommend trying to park along 43rd or 45th streets or along Chester Avenue.
—via Public Transit: The park is located directly on the Route 13 Trolley OR a short walk from Route 34 that runs on Baltimore Ave. If taking #13, get off at 43rd St and Chester Ave.
—via Ride Share apps: We recommend inputting the destination as: 4350 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
**COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE**
—PLEASE SOCIALLY-DISTANCE FROM OTHER GROUPS
—FEEL UNWELL? BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? PLEASE CONSIDER STAYING HOME.
—GOT QUESTIONS?? Hit us up: info@cineSPEAK.org
We are a Philadelphia-based cinema organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory and foreign film programming; creating space and centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema.
We promote community togetherness and global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen and throughout society.