SCREEN-L Archives

January 1994


Options: Use Proportional Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Robert Withers <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 13 Jan 1994 23:27:34 EST
text/plain (23 lines)
On Thu, 13 Jan 1994 21:12:27 EST Martin R. Kalfatovic said:
>The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is currently running an exhibition
>entitled, "Tunnels! A Celebration." The exhibition covers the technological
>and social issues involving many types of tunnels.
      Martin, this may be slightly off-topic, but I saw a terrifically funny
and hard-hitting 11 minute film called "Wholes" by Cecilio Neto, a Brazilian
filmmaker from Sao Paulo.  It's about potholes, in a sense, but it's also
about urban crime, ineffectual government, and the decay and decline of
civilization in the great megacities that are metastasizing around the world --
places like Mexico City, Calcutta, Sao Paulo.  Very witty black humor -- it
winds up underground in the sewers with a baby rat telling his mother he saw
an angel -- a bat.
     This was made for a British TV series called "South" -- can't remember if
it was Channel Four or BBC.  The production company is: CN Cine, R. Pedro &
Sourz, Campos F 143, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tel. 55/11/8727895, FAX uses same #.
Robert Withers
Film Department              That was zen, this is tao . . .
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, New York 11210     Bitnet:   [log in to unmask]
(718) 951-5664               Internet: [log in to unmask]