Global Lens: Mango Yellow (Amarelo Manga), (Brazil, 2002) 100 minutes

Friday, March 28, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission.

For 2014, SAMA is reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series.


Synopsis Guaranteed to shock even jaded viewers, Claudio Assis'' debut feature is seeped in bold, sun drenched colors. It is a provocative tale of low-rent losers set in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Assis'' characters seemingly stem from some Carnival hell - a macho butcher and his born-again wife, a forlorn barmaid, a sinister sadist and the gay manager of a flophouse called the Hotel Texas. A cleverly interconnected script propels the action in this highly original film with its perfect confluence between style and story.

About the Director Cláudio Assis was born in Caruaru, Pernambuco. He directed Henrique (1987), Soneto do Desmantelo Blue (1993), and Texas Hotel (1999), short films that granted him numerous awards in the main Brazilian film festivals. He was also the production manager of the feature film, Baile Perfumado (1997), grand winner of the Brasília Film Festival.

Introduction and post-film discussion led by Steven Kellman.

Mango Yellow is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative as part of the Global Lens series. For more information, visit

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