Tropicália to Hit the Big Screen

By Gabriela Godoi, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The musical movement that changed the art form's perspective in Brazil, Tropicália, is to be portrayed in a documentary produced by Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God and Blindness) and British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People).

The film aims to investigate exactly why this movement was so important for the development of art in Brazil, and the world after it took hold in the 1960s.

The music and ideas created by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Mutantes and other artists involved in the project influenced many . . .

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