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Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival

O Pai, O!

Directed by Monique Gardenberg

International, Narrative / Brazil / 2007 / Comedy, Musical / Portuguese with English subtitles / Color / BD

O Pai O

09/28/2017 6:30 PM Buy Tickets


On the first day of the extraordinary Carnival in Salvador, Bahia, a variety of characters (among them a stingy evangelical landlord, an auto mechanic, a philandering husband,  a transgender neighborhood fixture,  a Baiana selling acarajé and an expatriate returning for Carnival) interact. Ó pai, ó – slang for “dig that” – is alternatively a bawdy comedy and a social drama with music and dance numbers set in the lively colonial district of Pelourinho starring Lazaro Ramos with a guest appearance by singer Virginia Rodrigues.

Shown with:

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê (Carolina Moraes-Liu and Chung Liu, 20 minutes, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 2010)

This documentary short follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent Afro-Brazilian group in Salvador, Bahia with an all-Black membership. The selection is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty.

Part of the  ” Jump Up: The En Mas’ Film Series at the Museum of African Diaspora. 28 Sept- 9 Nov.

Visit for full series details.  

Dates & Times

O Pai O

09/28/2017 6:30 PM Buy Tickets