Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Hosts Free Outdoor Screening of the Academy Award-Nominated “The Boy and the World”

EUGENE, Ore. -- (July 21, 2016) –  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art invites you to a free outdoor screening of Brazilian artist Alê Abreu's Academy Award-nominated masterpiece “The Boy and the World” at the University of Oregon Memorial Quad on Wednesday, August 3, at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends! Free non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

“The Boy and the World” is  Abreu’s second animated feature and is an explosion of music and color, a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The wordless narrative is accompanied throughout by a rich soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop.

The story focuses on Cuca, a boy who goes in search of his missing dad. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.

The JSMA's Outdoor Family Film is sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and UO Summer Session. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the museum.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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