The City Lost and Found Film Series presents
Neighboring Sounds (2013)
Now, not a lot officially happens in Neighboring Sounds, which doesn't so much give you a plot as offer a cross-section of the lives — and the sounds — in this neighborhood in Recife, Brazil. But rest assured, the movie isn't some sociological treatise hammering away at some obvious political point…It sucks you in by interweaving characters whose behavior – be it drugging a barking dog, arguing about firing a night watchman or simply mopping the floor – gradually reveals a larger pattern of meaning. Charged with an air of impending danger, the movie just keeps building. (NPR)
Pedro Meira Monteiro, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Acting Director of the Program in Latin American Studies
Bruno Carvahlo, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Neighboring Sounds is presented in Portuguese with English subtitles.
The City Lost and Found Film Series is organized by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, the Program in Urban Studies, and the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980.