Rio’s ‘Instituto Moreira Salles’ Shows L.A. Rebellion Films this Weekend

The L.A. Rebellion was formed during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. Though largely ignored at the time, the movement of independent African-American filmmakers is now viewed as a historically significant and culturally vital body of work.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, March 15th to Sunday, March 17th, the ‘Instituto Moreira Salles’ (Moreira Salles Institute) in Gávea will be showing films from the critically-acclaimed L.A. Rebellion film movement, sometimes also referred to as the ‘Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers.’ The institute will be showing fourteen films over the three days, with all films being exhibited in English with Portuguese subtitles.

The L.A. Rebellion film movement is a loose grouping of African-American graduates from the UCLA Film School who produced a new wave of alternative black . . .

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