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  • Alex de Miranda 1:40 pm on October 30, 2017 Permalink  

    MOSTRA VIII Brazilian Film Series Brings 27 Films and Six Filmmakers to Chicago – Nov. 3 to 18, 2017 

    MOSTRA VIII: Brazilian Film Series

    CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2017

    For the 8th year, MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series will bring feature and short films, documentaries, panel discussions and Brazilian filmmakers to a diverse audience in Chicago. The largest Brazilian film festival in the Midwest will take place this year from November 3-18, 2017, in major educational and cultural institutions in the Chicago area. As in previous years, all screenings during the festival are free (except for the opening and closing night fundraiser events).

    MOSTRA is a unique opportunity to learn about Brazilian culture, history and social issues through outstanding film productions and engaging conversations. This year, the event will host a free panel discussion on youth after the screening of Not Even In a Wildest Dream (Nunca me Sonharam), a documentary featuring the challenges public education faces in Brazil. Specialists, filmmakers and audience members will engage in a rich conversation about youth in Brazil and the U.S.

    16 days, 27 films, six filmmakers

    MOSTRA VIII will present 27 films in total, of which 11 are feature films. The Brazilian entry for the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the last Academy Awards, Little Secret (O Pequeno Segredo), will open the festival (11/3), and the drama Soulbound (Teus Olhos Meus), the story of a young musician who finds happiness in the unlikeliest place, was selected for the closing night party (11/12). Six filmmakers will join the festival to speak with the audience after select screenings.

    About MOSTRA

    Founded by Ariani Friedl in 2010, the annual event is presented by the Illinois – São Paulo Chapter of Partners of the Americas, and has as its motto: “Brazilian Films with a Social Conscience.” MOSTRA screens movies in educational and cultural institutions in the greater Chicago area and other cities in the Midwest to foster conversations about social issues, culture, politics, history and the environment among the academic community, filmmakers, and socially conscious individuals.

    When: From Friday, November 3, to Saturday, November 18, 2017
    Where: Multiple venues and times
    For more information on the program, please check the festival website and Facebook page: MOSTRA website and http://www.facebook.com/mostrafilmseries

     

     
  • Alex de Miranda 1:53 pm on August 7, 2017 Permalink  

    Beyond the Waters Beach Party 2017 

    BEYOND THE WATERS BEACH PARTY 2017

    Sun, August 13, 2017 

    12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

    LOCATION

    Osterman Beach

    5800 N. Lake Shore Drive 

    Chicago, IL 60660 

    (Free Parking at St. Andrews Greek Church – 5649 N. Sheridan Rd)

    Free Food, Activities and Fun – bring your family and friends to volunteer with us!

    Hope to see you all there

     
  • Alex de Miranda 11:32 am on July 25, 2017 Permalink  

    EVENT: Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian Modernist, Artist and Landscape Architect at Chicago Botanic Garden 

    Event information:

    Chicago Botanic Garden
    1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
    Saturday, August 12th, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    More info here.


    About the event:

    The legacy and works of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx are cherished world-wide for their powerful, modern approach and their ecological impact. Learn about select Burle Marx projects from the perspective of Carmen Vidal-Hallett, Chicago-based architect from Brazil, with a career focus on sustainable urban planning and architecture.  See how his body of work has influenced generations world-wide.  Presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion.


    About the speaker:

    Carmen Vidal-Hallett, LEED AP, International Associate AIA
    Principal, EcoVidalDesign, Inc.

    Eco Vidal Design Principal Carmen Vidal-Hallett is a LEED  Accredited  Professional and an International Associate Member of the AIA, with more than 20 years of experience in Chicago-area institutional, government and private sector projects. Mrs. Vidal-Hallett is trilingual and is a licensed architect in Brazil and Spain with projects in both countries. Carmen was a Lakefront Coordinator for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development for over 13 years working on many Chicago Lakefront planning projects including the recently built Northerly Island park and Millenium Park. Presently, she works with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Design + Construction and sustainable education. She also partners with qualified consultants to carry out innovative sustainable projects. Over the years, Carmen has received various fellowships and grants enabling her to research sustainable initiatives in Brazil and the U.S. In 2012, she received a 3-month fellowship from Partners of the Americas in combination with the U.S. Department of State to work in the Rio de Janeiro’s Department of Environment (INEA). In Rio, she had the opportunity to closely explore the work of Roberto Burle Marx.

     
  • Alex de Miranda 8:03 pm on May 17, 2017 Permalink  

    Partners of the Americas Illinois-Sao Paulo Chapter Review of 2016 Accomplishments 

    Dear Members and Friends:

    Thanks to all for your participation and volunteer support of the initiatives sponsored by Partners of the Americas Illinois-Sao Paulo Chapter in 2016.

    I hope you enjoy taking a moment to look back at our list of accomplishments; which proudly underscore our POA mission…to Connect, to Serve and to Change Lives.

    Download the PDF document here.

     
  • Alex de Miranda 8:39 pm on April 30, 2017 Permalink  

    Partnership with Illinois Portuguese Language Connection 

    For the second time, the Illinois – São Paulo Chapter and MOSTRA: Brazilian Film Series are sponsors of the Illinois Portuguese Language Connection (IPLC).

    The program won the AMERICAN ORGANIZATION OF TEACHERS OF PORTUGUESE 2017 Award for best INITIATIVE or EDUCATIONAL PROJECT in the Portuguese Language the United States.


    About: IPLC is an initiative of Northwestern University, The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The goal of this annual meeting is to gather Portuguese students from the three major universities in Illinois for an afternoon of interaction in Portuguese, and also to reinforce the presence of Brazil in our institutions. 2017’s theme was Forró. Learn more at: http://www.i-plc.org

     

     
  • Alex de Miranda 5:15 pm on March 5, 2017 Permalink
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    2017 Annual Meeting – Potluck Party 

     Illinois-Sao Paulo Chapter – Partners of the Americas 

    2017 Annual Meeting – Potluck Party

    2017 Annual Meeting

     

     You are cordially invited to attend:
     

    Date:
    Saturday, March 11th, 2017
     

    Address:
    333 E. Ontario, Chicago, 60611 – Party Room 

    Hosted by Franco Franchi
    Potluck Coordinated by Carla da Silva
     

    Program: 

    Board of Directors Annual Meeting at 3:00pm 
    Potluck Dinner from 4:30-8:00pm

    Check the list of items here,
    and add what you want to bring to share!

    Please RSVP by March 8, 2017
    Carla: carlas2@gmail.com
    Franco: franchi1@comcast.net
    Facebook Event
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  • admin 11:31 am on December 13, 2016 Permalink  

    Happy Holidays! 

    May the blessings of the Season be with you all throughout 2017!

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  • Alex de Miranda 7:04 pm on November 8, 2016 Permalink  

    MOSTRA VII – Schedule 

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    SUNDAY – October 30th @ 6:00 PM
    ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
    Wabash Building – 4th floor
    424 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: Enchanted
    OPENING NIGHT

     


    Kids and Kings / Meninos e ReisTUESDAY – November 1 @ 7:00 PM
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    1104 S. Wabash Ave.
    Room 504 (5th floor)

    Short Doc. Films

     

     


    ConsideraçõesWEDNESDAY – November  2 @ 5:30 PM
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    1104 S. Wabash Ave.
    Room 310 (3rd floor)

    Short Fiction Films

     

     


    cassia-chica%cc%83o-e-maria-eugenia-filme-cassia-foto-de-acervo-pessoal_0THURSDAY – November  3 @ 7:00 PM
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    1104 S. Wabash Ave.
    Room 504 (5th floor)

    Feature Doc: Cassia

     

     


    4all / ParatodosFRIDAY – November 4 @ 5:00 PM
    DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
    Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building,
    College of Communication Auditorium (lower level) – Room LL102
    247 S State Street, Chicago, IL

    Panel on Sports & Disability – Feature Doc:  4All
    Producer Peppe Siffredi in attendance. 

     


    From the Dust of the Earth / Do Pó da TerraFRIDAY – November  4 @ 7:00 PM
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE

    1104 S. Wabash Ave.,
    Chicago, IL – Room 310 (3rd Floor)

    Feature Doc: From the Dust of the Earth

     

     


    Women in Power in Women / Mulheres no PoderSATURDAY – November 5 @ 3:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY
    Damen Theater
    1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: Women in Power
    Director Gustavo Acioli in attendance.

     


    4all / ParatodosSATURDAY – November 5 @ 7:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (Lake Shore Campus)
    Crown Center Auditorium
    1001 W Loyola Ave

    Feature Doc: 4All
    Producer and screenwriter Peppe Siffredi in attendance.

     


    Women in Power in Women / Mulheres no PoderSUNDAY – November 6 @ 2PM
    SECOND CITY
    Piper’s Alley Bldg
    1608 N. Wells (2nd Floor)

    Feature Fiction: Women in Power
    Director Gustavo Acioli in attendance.

     


    4all / Paratodos

    SUNDAY – November 6 @ 7:00PM
    SECOND CITY
    Piper’s Alley Building
    1608 N. Wells St.
    Producer Peppe Siffredi in attendance. 

     

     


    Margaret Mee and the Moonflower / Margaret Mee e a Flor da LuaMONDAY – November 7 @ 2:00 PM
    ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
    AUD Building – Room 440
    430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

    Feature Doc: Margaret Mee and the Moonflower

     

     


    Yoani's Trip / A Viagem de YoaniMONDAY – November 7 @ 7:00 PM
    ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
    AUD Building – Room 440 (4th floor)
    430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

    Feature Doc: Yoani’s Trip
    Director Peppe Siffredi in attendance.

     


    Nise: The Heart of Madness / Nise: O Coração da LoucuraTUESDAY – November 8 @ 5:00 PM
    UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
    Social Science Research – Room 122
    1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: Nise: The Heart of Madness
    Editor Pedro Bronz in attendance.

     


    Nise: The Heart of Madness / Nise: O Coração da LoucuraTHURSDAY – November 10 @ 5:30 PM
    PURDUE UNIVERSITY, IN
    School of Languages and Cultures – SC Room 239
    640 Oval Drive – West Lafayette, IN

    Feature Fiction: Nise: The Heart of Madness
    Editor Pedro Bronz in attendance.

     


    Samba & JazzTHURSDAY – November 10 @ 5:30
    MARIAN UNIVERSITY, IN
    Library Auditorium
    3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN (free parking)

    Feature Doc: Samba & Jazz

     

     


    Yoani's Trip / A Viagem de YoaniFRIDAY – November 11 @ 7:00 PM
    DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
    Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building,
    College of Communication Auditorium (lower level) – Room LL102
    247 S State Street, Chicago, IL

    Feature Doc: Yoani’s Trip

     


    Samba & JazzFRIDAY  – November 11 @ 6:00 PM
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS @ URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
    Unit One at Allen Hall
    1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL

    Feature Doc: Samba & Jazz
    Film Critic Flávia Guerra in attendance.

     


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    SATURDAY – November 12 @ 5:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY
    Crown Center
    1001 W Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: California
    Director Marina Person in attendance.

     


    Samba & JazzSATURDAY – November 12 @ 7:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY
    Crown Center Auditorium
    1001 W Loyola Ave

    Feature Doc: Samba & Jazz
    Director Jefferson Mello in attendance.

     


    Samba & JazzSUNDAY – November 13 @ 4:00 PM
    OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC
    Szold Hall
    4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

    Feature Doc: Samba & Jazz
    Director Jefferson Mello in attendance.

     


    Still de cena do longa metragem ' California ' , dirigido por Marina Person - Produ‹o Mira Filmes Local: S‹o Paulo Data: Maro de 2014 Foto: Aline ArrudaSUNDAY – November 13 @ 5:30 PM
    FACETS MULTIMEDIA
    1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: California
    Director Marina Person in attendance.

     

     


    Homegrown Garden / Apart HortaMONDAY – November 14 @ 4:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (Lake Shore Campus)
    Flanner Hall Auditorium (FM 133)
    1068 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction:Homegrown Garden

     

     


    From the Dust of the Earth / Do Pó da Terra

    MONDAY – November 14 @ 5:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (Lake Shore Campus)
    Flanner Hall Auditorium (FM 133)
    1068 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL

    Feature Doc:From the Dust of the Earth  

     

     


    Still de cena do longa metragem ' California ' , dirigido por Marina Person - Produ‹o Mira Filmes Local: S‹o Paulo Data: Maro de 2014 Foto: Aline ArrudaMONDAY – November 14 @ 7:00 PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
    (Lake Shore Campus)
    Damen Theater
    1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: California
    Director Marina Person in attendance.

     


    Sunday Ball / Campo de JogoTUESDAY – November 15 @ 4:00PM
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO (Lake Shore Campus)
    Damen Theater
    1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL

    Feature Doc. Sunday Ball
    Brazilian Film Critic Flávia Guerra in attendance.

     


    Nise: The Heart of Madness / Nise: O Coração da LoucuraTUESDAY – November 15 @ 7:00 PM
    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Harris Hall – Room 107
    1881 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL
    Free parking after 4:00 PM

    Feature Fiction: Nise: The Heart of Madness
    Brazilian Film Critic Flávia Guerra in attendance.

     


    screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-12-52-50-amWEDNESDAY – November 16 @ 7PM
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    Hokin Hall Lecture – Room 109
    623 S. Wabash Ave.

    Short Doc. Fogo na Roupa
    Sneak Peak
    MOSTRA: American Film Series

     


    São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro: A Formação de Uma Cidade

    WEDNESDAY – November 16 @ 7PM
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    Hokin Hall Lecture – Room 109
    623 S. Wabash Ave.

    Feature Doc. São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
    Film Critic, Flávia Guerra in attendance.

     


    cg-01THURSDAY –  November 17th @ 5:30
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    Film Row – 8th Floor
    1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

    Feature Fiction: Campo Grande  – CLOSING NIGHT

     
  • Alex de Miranda 2:18 pm on November 2, 2016 Permalink  

    We support the Chicago Cubs 

    The Illinois – São Paulo Partners of the Americas support the baseball sport team Chicago Cubs in the World Series Championship. Go Cubs!

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  • Alex de Miranda 11:58 pm on November 1, 2016 Permalink  

    Nov 17th – Closing Gala – MOSTRA VII: Brazilian Film Series 

    THURSDAY –  November 17th @ 5:30
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    Film Row – 8th Floor
    1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

    BUY TICKETS or at contact@mostrafilmseries.org


    Original Title: Campo Grande
    2015 | 109 min | Drama | Director: Sandra Kogut

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    Director in Attendance.

    Synopsis: Eight-year-old Ygor and six-year-old Rayane are left by their mother on Regina’s doorstep in the upscale Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Ipanema.

    The sudden and unexpected arrival of these lower class kids in Regina’s world and the search for their mother in a city rendered almost unrecognizable by massive modernization will change their lives forever.


    ADMISSION
    $45 – Early Bird until Nov. 16.
    $55 – At the Door
    $25 – Student w/ ID

    BUY TICKETS or at contact@mostrafilmseries.org

    5:30 PM – Silent Auction, Reception and Entertainment by Brazilian musical Group
    6:30 PM – Greetings
    7:00 PM – 8th floor – Feature Film Screening.
    9:00 PM – Q & A with Director, Sandra Kogut

    THURSDAY –  November 17th @ 5:30
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE
    Film Row – 8th Floor
    1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

     
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