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Cristo and Coca-Cola gazing upon Rio. Another beautiful morning run.

Cristo and Coca-Cola gazing upon Rio. Another beautiful morning run.

New trailer for Trash (2014, dir. Stephen Daldry).

Universal Pictures, O2 Filmes, and Working Title co-produced this mostly Portuguese-language film in Rio. Co-produção fascinante!! Has two of Brazil’s biggest film/TV stars. Also, note Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen.

Will open in Brazil in October and hit the festival circuit this fall. Curious to see how this plays both domestically and internationally. Should make a great case study for the book about Rio as a film capital.

Brazilian DVDs have 3 small rows in a major Botafogo bookstore. compare this with the dozens of other rows devoted to Hollywood and European film.

Brazilian DVDs have 3 small rows in a major Botafogo bookstore. compare this with the dozens of other rows devoted to Hollywood and European film.

My little refuge.

My little refuge.

Evening stroll from Ipanema to Copacabana. #winterinrio

A stormy Sunday dinner. Comfort food of spaghetti and collards. Or where the Brannon meets the Donoghue.

A stormy Sunday dinner. Comfort food of spaghetti and collards. Or where the Brannon meets the Donoghue.

"The Tourist" Sarah Jarosz w/ Punch Brothers

Meeting today downtown in historic Cinelândia. Que lindo!!

Run around Botafogo Bay

Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

—Ira Glass to aspiring writers

(Source: Lifehacker)

Rainy weekend writing time. Thinking about the story of Orfeu & Eurídice in Black Orpheus and listening to Arcade Fire, of course.

Interview at Festival do Rio office. Bonus: free festival swag!

Lunch!!! Or how I balance all the salgadinhos and doces.

Lunch!!! Or how I balance all the salgadinhos and doces.