The Violin Teacher/Heliopolis/Tudo Que Apredemos Juntos

Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 7:00 PM
Edith D. Cofrin Theater, Oak Hall School

BRAZIL, 2015 (100 min)
Portuguese w/English subtitles • Rating: 15 +
Director: Sérgio Machado
Cast: Lázaro Ramos, Kaique de Jesus, Kaique de Jesus, Elzio Vieira, Sandra Corveloni, Fernanda de Freitas
Film Introduction and follow up Q&A with Film Director Sérgio Machado

Laerte is a promising musician who has a breakdown in the middle of an audition for a place at Osesp (the state symphony orchestra of São Paulo). He misses the chance to work for the biggest symphonic orchestra in Latin America, and, frustrated, he goes to teach in a favela called Heliópolis. At the school, surrounded by poverty and violence, he rediscovers music in such a passionate way that it rubs off on the young students. Based on the true story of the formation of the Symphonic Orchestra of Heliópolis, the film tells the moving story of a musician and his students, who had their lives transformed by art.