Film Screenings

BEA has a fully equipped event space with a 60 person capacity and projection equipment on site. As in the past, each Thursday BEA plans to exhibits Brazilian films to promote the Brazilian film industry and encourage public discussion in the field of Brazilian films and documentaries in the United States.


BEA possesses a room with a 60 person capacity where recitals are held.  Previous performers include: Angelica de la Riva, lyrical singer who performed at Lincoln Center; Stela Brandao, a soprano singer dedicated to the diffusion of the Brazilian lyric repertoire who performed at Carnegie Hall; Instrumentalist and poet Antonio Massa; pianists Moema Campos and Livia Sandoval; and Radik, a Brazilian composer and singer based in Los Angeles.

Book Releases

BEA organizes periodical book releases for Brazilian writers, local or from abroad, at BEA’s headquarters and local bookstores.

Past Program: Lessons of Brazilian Literature, New Talents and Literary Trends

For a time lessons aimed at a formal education in literature were conducted by renowned journalist Luiz Carlos Lisboa, member of the Paulista Academy of Letters. The project allowed students to participate online or in person.  At the end of each course series students earned certificates of completion.

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Film Screenings, Recitals and Book Launchings



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Brazilian Endowment for the Arts – BEA

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Phone: 212.371.1556


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