The Queens Museum of Art and American Express are pleased to announce the schedule for the third season of Passport Fridays, the museum’s annual outdoor summer festival of international music, dance and film. Set against the backdrop of beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the majestic Unisphere, Passport Fridays will take place on Friday evenings in July and August, 6:30 – 10:30 pm.
Beginning on July 6, this year’s journey around the globe begins in Mexico and includes stops in Brazil, Colombia, India, South Africa, Tunisia, China and Korea. Each evening begins with live dance and music performances followed by the feature film screening after sunset. In addition, the museum’s galleries will stay open until 8:00pm and kids can enjoy free art workshops between 6:30-8:00 pm.
July 13th - BRAZIL
6:30 MUSIC: Maracatu NY
7:15 DANCE: Carioca Capoeira & Samba
8:00 FILM: Favela Rising (Matt Mochary & Jeff Zimbalist, documentary, Brazil/USA, 80 min, Portuguese with English ST)
Documents the growth of Rio de Janeiro's AfroReggae movement, a grassroots effort to combat the soul-crushing oppression of the city's most notorious slum. Led by former street thug Anderson Sa, the nonviolent program celebrates Afro-Brazilian culture, drawing on hip-hop music and dance to unite the impoverished neighborhood against the ubiquitous drug pushers and corrupt cops. **Winner Best New Docu Directors Award at Tribeca Film Festival ‘05**
*Co-presented with CinemaTropical*
Official Website: http://www.queensmuseum.org/education/special_events4.htm
Added by preranar on July 5, 2007