This selection of four films sheds light on the contemporary crop of Brazilian documentaries, in which music has been a favourite subject.  One portrays the grand dame Maria Bethânia on the occasion of her 60th birthday, and three docs cover the late-’60s scene—especially the Tropicalia movement, with some of its principal leaders, as seen in popular music festivals captured live on TV. This series is part of the Vancity Theatre’s Music Mondays series and will bring summer inside during the hot days of July.

Film Selection


Directed by Marcelo Machado

  • Monday July 8, 2013 7:30 pm, Vancity Theatre, Vancouver. 
  • Opening Night Gala: Tickets $20 ($22 non-members). Join us for Live Music by “Celia Enestrom e Zazueira”, Food and a free Caipirinha! following the screening

Loki Arnaldo Baptista

Directed by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle (2008)

  • Monday July 15, 2013 8:45 pm
  • Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.

A Night in ’67

Directed by Ricardo Calil & Renato Terra

  • Monday July 22, 2013 8:45 pm
  • Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.

Maria Bethânia

Directed by Andrucha Waddington (2007​) 

  • Monday July 29, 2013 8:45 pm
  • Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.