BEL BORBA AQUI
In person: filmmaker Burt Sun and artist/subject
Known as "the People's Picasso," Brazil's manic multimedia artist Bel Borba has plastered his hometown streets of Salvador de Bahia with colorful folk art for the past 35 years. Whether he's transforming a derelict building into a façade of human faces or turning coke bottles into a huge dog, Borba's exuberance is apparent in all of his fanciful public work. This lyrical portrait of a one-man cultural phenomenon is set to the rhythm of the city and people that inspire Borba to keep creating.
DIR/SCR Burt Sun, Andre Costantini. Brazil, 2012, b&w and color, 95 min. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. NOT RATED L
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