iW NEWS | BAM to Fete Manoel de Oliveira at Rare Appearance

iW NEWS | BAM to Fete Manoel de Oliveira at Rare Appearance

Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira will appear at BAMcinematek as part of its series “The Talking Pictures of Manoel de Oliveira,” taking place March 7 – 30. Born in 1908, de Oliveira will appear March 7, kicking off a pair of features that bookend Oliveira’s career to date, including his first feature “Aniki Bobo” (1942) and his most recent “Chistopher Columbus, the Enigma” (2007). A Q&A will follow the 7pm screening of “The Past.” Manoel de Oliveira is the director of more than 40 films made over a period of more than 70 years, and is widely considered to be the oldest working filmmaker in the world. In addition, he is a screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and actor. Following his appearance at BAM, de Oliveira will travel tour North America including the Harvard, UCLA, Cleveland, Chicago, Berkeley, Vancouver, Seattle and Washington, D.C. For more information including a list of films screening in the series, visit the BAM website. [Brian Brooks]

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