The many faces of a Low-Life – Jece Valadão


An exhibition of posters from Magnus Films and the Film Festival, March 29 – April 10, 2011 at Caixa Cultural in Rio de Janeiro.

Fifty years ago, the film Os Cafajestes (The Low-Lives), starring and produced by Jece Valadão and directed by Ruy Guerra, was being shot. A box office hit, this feature film marked the beginning of Magnus Films, founded by Jece, which produced over 30 more features, of which 15 shot in only 5 years.  This was perhaps the most frenetic industrial rhythm ever seen in Brazilian cinema.

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and recall this important Brazilian production company, the Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro hosted the exhibition “The Many Faces of a Low-Life – Jece Valadão and the Magnus films”, with the screening of 18 films, from March 29 to April 10, 2011.  The exhibit was produced by Franco, sponsored by Caixa Economica Federal.

 

2011

Programming Shows

A deusa negra, Ola Balogun (1978)

A navalha na carne,  Braz Chediak (1970)

As sete faces de um cafajeste, Jece Valadão (1968)

Bonitinha mas ordinária, J. P. De Carvalho (1963)

Dois perdidos numa noite suja, Braz Chediak (1970)

Engraçadinha depois dos trinta,  J. B. Tanko (1967)

Eu matei Lucio Flavio, Antonio Calmon (1979)

Mãos vazias, Luis Carlos Lacerda de Freitas (1971)

Memórias de um gigolô,  Alberto Pieralisi (1970)

Mineirinho vivo ou morto,  Aurélio Teixeira (1967)

Nós, os canalhas,  Jece Valadão (1975)

O escolhido de Iemanjá,  Jorge Durán (1978)

O matador profissional,  Jece Valadão (1969)

O torturador,  Antonio Calmon (1980)

Obsessão,  Jece Valadão (1977)

Os amores da pantera,  Jece Valadão (1973)

Os cafajestes,  Ruy Guerra (1962)

Paraíba, vida e morte de um bandido, Victor Lima (1966)