Hibridos at National Sawdust
Saturday, October 14, 9:30pm
A sprawling study of ritual and music in Brazil, artists Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon's HIBRIDOS encompasses a feature film, audio recordings, image archives, and the form it will take at the 10th Imagine Science Film Festival: an immersive live-editted audiovisual performance pulling the audience directly into its wide ranging explorations. Because the film changes every time, even we can't tell you exactly what we'll experience, but we can't wait!

In fact, we're so excited that we'd like to add a promotion to the evening: the next fifty people to buy a ticket to Híbridos (here) or the boundary-crossing accompanying short film and performance program (IM)MIGRATIONS (here) will ALSO receive a free year's subscription to, our sister science film archive and magazine, where you can expand upon the themes of the night with many more hours of films. Just buy your tickets at the above link and send a message to with your ticket receipt.

Words from the artists:

This trans-cinema project is an experimental-ethnographic study of current day spiritual cults in Brazil, mixing tradition and modernity. The in-depth research has driven us to collect audiovisual recordings over 60 different ceremonies all around the country for the past 3 years. From the afro-brazilian cults of Candomblé in Bahia to the new forms of Umbanda in Minas Gerais, from the biggest catholic manifestation in the world in Belém do Pará to new uses of entheogens in São Paulo, from indigenous ancestral rituals in Acre to the rise of the evangelical cults in Rio de Janeiro, the audiovisual collection showcases an incredible array of cultural diversity and constantly evolving ritualistic forms. The project is as well a research into the forms of cinema today, and how to 'represent the invisible'. With a visual language combining long shots of intense musical sequences and a contemplative point of view of the world, our aim is to create an immersion for the viewer, as a personal journey towards the poetry of humankind and the mystic rhythms of syncretism, revealing the deepest expressions of the Brazilian soul.
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