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Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business 

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Highly personal and informative, Helena Solberg's feature-length 1994 documentary about Brazilian musical star Carmen Miranda and her complex identities--a Broadway and Hollywood icon who caricatured Brazilian traits, a woman who became a campy "bombshell"--is an eye-opener. A Brazilian-American herself, Solberg may have more invested in this subject than she can handle, but most of what she has to say and show is so interesting and intelligent you're not likely to object. Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton, Friday, February 16, 7:00 and 9:00; Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00; and Monday through Thursday, February 19 through 22, 7:00 and 9:00; 281-4114.

--Jonathan Rosenbaum

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