The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase presents Director João Moreira Salles, who will appear for a Q+A with the audience following the opening night screening of his film IN THE INTENSE NOW (NO INTENSO AGORA) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9.
Brazilian documentary filmmaker João Moreira Salles was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1962. and studied economics at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1985 he and his brother Walter Salles founded the production company VideoFilmes, which went on to produce modern Brazilian classics like Central Station (1998) and City of God (2002). As a director, Salles has maintained a steady output of incisive social documentaries. These include America (1989), which won Best Journalistic Program from the São Paulo Art Critics Association; Blues (1990), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Festival International du Film D’Art in Paris; and Santiago (2007), which won Best Documentary of the Year by the Brazilian Film Academy. Since 2006, Salles has published the monthly magazine piauí, which is devoted to long-form journalism. In the Intense Now is his first release in a decade.