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The Red Light Bandit (1968)

The Red Light Bandit (Rogério Sganzerla, 1968, Brazil, DCP, 92 min)
The Red Light Bandit (Rogério Sganzerla, 1968, Brazil, DCP, 92 min)
Cinema
October
24
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu October 24, 2019
7 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Free and Open to the public

Details:

The Red Light Bandit
(Rogério Sganzerla, 1968, Brazil, DCP, 92 min)


This delirious “Third World western” offers a subversive, New Wave-inspired spin through the trash heap of Brazilian pop culture. With The Red Light Bandit, a farcical account of a real-life serial criminal made larger-than-life by the news media, 21-year-old director Rogério Sganzerla delivered the signature work of Brazil’s Cinema Marginal, a radical film movement dedicated to the rejection of good taste. “I will never deliver clear ideas, eloquent speeches, or classically beautiful images when confronted with garbage,” Sganzerla declared; “I will only reveal, through free sound and funereal rhythm, our own condition as ill-behaved, colonized people. Within the garbage can, one must be radical.” 

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu