Weekend Events: Malaysian Independent Film, Argentine Art and Brazilian Samba

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Friday, October 8: At the End of Daybreak

In this film, experience the story of a 23-year-old man from the wrong side of the tracks, who tries to escape the burden of living with his alcoholic mother by striking up an online relationship with a 15-year-old girl from a rich family. When their affair comes to light, the darker side of human nature revels itself in shocking ways. Moody and suspenseful, Twitch film critic Todd Brown hails the film's director Ho Yuhang as "one of the Malaysian indie film movement's brightest lights, blessed with a keen eye and an uncanny sense for human nature." The film is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles. Free. Freer, 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 9: “Arriba el Sur”: Art in Argentina from Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego

For those of you in the New York area, check out this event sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This panel discussion led by artists and museum curators will explore Argentina's contemporary art scene since the 1970s by looking at the relationships between artists, workshops, institutions, critics and collectors. Audience participation is encouraged and a reception will follow the program from 6 until 7 PM. Free. El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 4:00-6:00 PM

Sunday, October 10: Rhythm Café: Experience Carnaval, Dance the Samba!

Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of Brazilian dance by way of this performance by Zezeh Brazil. Learn the history of the samba, its roots in Afro-Brazilian culture and life, its influence on music and dance, and its role in contemporary Brazilian culture. And if you're feeling the vibe, go on up and join the dancers and experience the energy of Brazilian Carnival. Free. Anacostia Museum, 2:00-4:00 PM.

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