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Tropicalia Movie Now Available On BluRay & DVD

Jul 02, 2013

  Today marks the release of the Marcelo Machado directed movie 'Tropicalia' here in the UK. You can order directly from the Mr Bongo store now. We have copies in both BluRay & DVD editions available. This movie has been generating an exciting swell of interest in recent months. Not only has the film itself been critically acclaimed by music and...

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'Tropicalia' UK premier launch party, London, 7th July, RichMix

Jun 18, 2013

In light of the current events taking place in Brazil this film seems even more pertinent. Tropicalia: A film by Marcelo MachadoUK premier and launch party Sunday 7th July, Richmix, London 7.30 - 11PM / Film Screening (8.30PM)+ Brazilian music from Mr Bongo Soundsystem "In the late 1960s, Brazil’s revolutionary spirit revitalised music, art and film”The Telegraph Tickets on sale...

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Beware of Mr Baker - A film by Jay Bulger

May 28, 2013

A drummer with the legendary Cream and Blind Faith, Ginger Baker is as well known for his antics off stage as he is for his musicianship. Following in the tradition of Searching for Sugar Man, Jay Bulger’s award-winning and frequently hilarious film features contributions from Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland, Lars Ulrich and Baker’s Cream band members Eric Clapton and Jack...

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Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul'

May 28, 2013

Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul' by Xan Brooks for The Guardian Missing, believed lost, Alejandro Jodorowsky rolls into Cannes like a conquering hero. He has a room at the Croisette and a film in the directors' fortnight – a rambunctious sidebar away from the Palais. "I am like the rain, I go...

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What are the best Brazilian films of all time?

May 23, 2013

Sounds & Colours are currently working hard on a new Brazil project (more info here) and want to know their readers favourite Brazilian films of all-time are. They are putting together a list featuring some of our favourites and other acknowledged classics of Brazilian cinema such as City Of God, Black God White Devil and Central do Brasil Get voting!

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Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band at BFI, London

May 23, 2013

Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band screening + Q&A with Dan Forrer The amazing story behind the creation of one of the most influential albums in popular music. Set against the backdrop of social and political turbulence in the USA of the late 1960s, Sample This tells the amazing story of the creation of one of the most...

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Tropicalia UK Cinema screening dates

May 15, 2013

  Confirmed UK cinema screening dates for Marcelo Machado's 'Tropicalia' film: 7th July - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London 7th July - Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, Stepney Bank, Newcastle 8th July - Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St  London 7-10th July - Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, London 13th July - The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 29th July - Woman Festival, Charlton Park,...

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Roger Ebert by Sudarshan Ramani

May 07, 2013

For the last few years Mr Sudarshan Ramani has been writing director biographies and synopsis for our film titles.  He recently found time to write a piece on the legendary American film critic Roger Ebert who sadly passed away in April of this year. In his life Roger Ebert achieved a level of fame and visibility greater than any writer on film...

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Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE on Kozintsev's 'Hamlet'

Apr 30, 2013

Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre very kindly recalls for us the first time he saw Kozintsev's 'Hamlet': I can remember vividly the day I saw the powerful 1964 film of Hamlet by Grigori Kozintsev -- twice. I was a 13-year old in a suburb of Manchester, keen on Shakespeare in a rather English sort of way....

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Hamlet featured in A Celebration of 100 Years of the Critics’ Circle

Apr 26, 2013

We released Kozintsev's 'Hamlet' in 2012 and are delighted to hear that the film has been included in 'Critics’ Circle' centenary celebrations at the Barbican in London. The oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Critics’ Circle – a professional association of critics of cinema, drama, art, architecture, music and dance – is 100 in 2013. To celebrate, we have...

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