Cine Fest Brasil is proud to present the new Raul Seixas documentary RAUL by Walter Carvalho (cinematographer of the Oscar Nominated film Central do Brasil) on June 9, 2012 at 7:00pm in Central Park as part of SummerStage NYC’s 2012 season. The event is presented by Inffinito and is being produced by Marcia Mansur, who is staff here at UnionDocs.
Raul Seixas remains one of Brazil’s most infamous rock icons decades after his passing. Seixas’ unique musical style illuminated the soul of a maverick and a mystic. His considerable body of work consists of twenty-one albums and numerous collaborations with worldwide bestselling author, Paulo Coelho. Director Walter Carvalho, the critically and internationally acclaimed Brazilian cinematographer, unveils a new vision of Seixas through rare archival footage, family interviews and discussions with contemporary artists, producers and friends. RAUL documents the public and private life of one of Brazil’s most controversial and important musicians and a manic career steeped in rock and roll, free love, alternative society, drugs, black magic, military dictatorship, women and girls. RAUL is a portrait of a man who wanted to live in his work and died too soon.
Inffinito Festival Circuit curators Clélia Bessa, Jorge Peregrino, Maria Arlete Gonçalves, Paula Barreto and Ruth Albuquerque proudly present RAUL as part of the 2012 Cine Fest Brasil Festival and our sole NYC screening. ”We could think of no better way to share the music, film and culture of Brazil with our New York City neighbors than through Walter Carvalho’s triumphant portrait of a seminal and tragic artist,” says Inffinito founder Viviane Spinelli. ”RAUL is also a perfect fit for Central Park SummerStage, one of the world’s great musical arenas.”
Cine Fest Brasil in NYC is made possible by the diligent work and valued support of the Government of New York City, City Parks Foundation, Itamaraty, The General Consulate of Brazil in New York and American Airlines. The 2012 Inffinito Festival Circuit in Miami is supported by Brazilian and local government sponsors. Programs screened in London and Montevideo are made possible through the sponsorship of BNDES.