Lights shine at the Amazonas Film Festival in Brazil

November 7, 2010

The Amazonas Film Festival in Manaus, Brazil opened last night and brought spectators to a “temple of art,” as well as film.

The festival, just completing its 7th year, took place in a 700 seat opera house that was taken from Europe, brick by brick in the 19th century, because of Amasonas’ love for the arts.

The government recently put in millions of dollars to revitalize and improve the quality of this artsy house, which is called the Teatro Amasonas.

The festival opened with a screening of Lucy Walker’s “Waste Land,” which examines a Brazilian artist who uses garbage to change the lives of people who live in his community.

The festival runs through Nov. 11; read more via Filmmaker Magazine.

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