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Screen On The Green: Black Orpheus

Screen On The Green: Black Orpheus (1959)

The Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is brought vividly to life amidst the spectacle, color, and music of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival. Free-spirited trolley driver Orfeu falls for the lovely newcomer Eurydice on the eve of Carnival, but their joy is short-lived as they soon find themselves pursued both by Orfeu’s jealous fiancée and by the masked figure of Death. 1959, Rated PG, 107 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles

Film screenings for Screen on the Green start at sundown (roughly 8 p.m.) on Thursdays in August at the Botanical Garden Lawn in Balboa Park.

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic) are available at Panama 66’s Grab & Go located in front of the restaurant until sundown.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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Above: Promotional photo for Screen on the Green: Black Orpheus courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art

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