Erlon Chaves: The Poison Maestro

Erlon Chaves: The Poison Maestro


Original title: Erlon Chaves: o maestro do veneno
Production: Chá Cinematográfico
Country: Brazil
Director: André Lopes; Joana Brandão
Script: Alessandro Gamo
Photography: Thaísa Oliveira; Danilo Carneiro
Year: 2018
Duration: 75
Genre: Arts documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Portuguese
Languages available: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

 From a young prodigy from Rádios Associadas to one of the most sought after and modern arrangers in Brazil and creator of Banda Veneno, Erlon Chaves influenced Brazilian music from Samba-Jazz to Samba-Rock. In this musical documentary, we follow his meteoric trajectory, the marks that Erlon left in the music industry, on television and in the cinema, in addition to the censorship and racial prejudice that he faced.


Awards:

 Award of merit - Best shorts competition, Los Angeles (2020)
Selected at IX CachoeiraDoc (2020) and 9a Mostra EcoFalante (2020)
Selected at 14a Muestra de cine y video Indígena (Chile)
World premiere at New York University in feb/2020

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