Bel Borba Aqui

  • Fri Apr 5
  • Tues Apr 9
    7:15 ($5)
    Schwartz Center
    Film Forum
Bel Borba Aqui
Andre Costantini & Burt Sun
Bel Borba

“The People’s Picasso.” “For the past 35 years, Bel Borba has been transforming his hometown of Salvador, Brazil with an amazing array of works of public art. Using paint, sand, tiles, clay, metal, wood, and just about anything else he comes across, Bel Borba makes art that is a natural extension of his exuberant personality. He remakes an abandoned building by using its steel beams to fashion a façade of faces. An airplane makes a terrific surface on which to paint a plane-sized fish. Coke bottles are fashioned into a huge dog, and unadorned surfaces are canvases crying out for transformation. Set to the rhythms of Brazil, Bel Borba Aqui introduces a one-man life-force who proves that his country is a lot more than favelas, soccer, and drugs. “ (Film Forum) “Not unlike an urban Andy Goldsworthy. Borba speaks with keen perspicacity about embracing Bahian folklore.” (Time Out New York) In English and Portuguese with English subtitles.

Digital Projection color
1 hour 35 minutes
release year/country
2012 Brazil