Film - Documentary | May 8 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One of Brazils most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos Tom Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as The Girl from Ipanema and Desafinado seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. (I havent sung this quietly since I had laryngitis, quipped Frank Sinatra after trying out the songbook.) Dos Santos and codirector Dora Jobim (Toms daughter) offer a catchy musical memorial to the master of bossa nova with this seamless blend of older archival performances (featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Sinatra, et al.) and more contemporary interpretations.