Film Screenings: O Fim do Sem Fim (The End of the Endless)


Oct. 1, 2022, 1:30pm to 3pm
Show Recurring Dates

Office/Remote Location

A tilting lighthouse stands on a tiny rocky island in a dark sea. The sky is colored with dim shades of pink and blue.


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 Jan. 28. That means you can make plans to see it on Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, and Jan. 7.

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.”

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.



Admission Information

Each screening will start at 1:30 p.m. and run for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. No registration necessary. 

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art


Open to All