A lighthouse stands on a tiny rocky island in a dark sea. The sky is colored with shaded pink and blue light.

Cao Guimarães, O fim do sem fim (The end of the endless), 2001, filmed in 16mm/super-8/MiniDV, 1:30:00 mins. Directed and edited by: Beto Magalhães, Cao Guimarães, Lucas Bambozzi. Courtesy of the artist.

Sep. 27, 2022

Film screenings: Cao Guimarães, O fim do sem fim (The end of the endless)

October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, 2022, and January 7th, 2023, 1:30 p.m.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art 


As part of Notes for Tomorrow, we’ll be screening Cao Guimarães’ “uniquely intuitive” documentary feature film, O fim do sem fim (The end of the endless) on the first Saturday of every month from now until the exhibition ends on January 28th. That means you can make plans to see it on October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, and January 7th.


The film takes us a journey through remote regions of Brazil in search of crafts and professions that are near extinction. Curator Veronica Cordeiro describes it like this: “Far from a nostalgic take on romantically framed, disappearing ways of life, this film, shot in ten different Brazilian states, portrays the unique creativity, joy, and inventive power found among people with little formal education and often living in dire conditions at the margins of urban centers. Three of the most eccentric characters, self-named “masters,” remind us of medieval masterminds and innovators, or philosophers and sages that could have been roaming the streets of Athens 2,000 years ago. O fim do sem fim is as inspiring and humorous as it is political and serious. But it is also an experimental journey exploring new ways of telling stories about real life.”


Each screening will start at 1:30 p.m. and run for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Admission is free. 


Please be aware that this film contains some flashing images. 


Notes For Tomorrow  is a traveling exhibition organized and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI) and initiated by Frances Wu Giarratano, Becky Nahom, Renaud Proch, and Monica Terrero. The exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, VIA Art Fund, and ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum.


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