"Song of the Dunes," a new documentary about the difficult lives of the "untouchable" caste musicians in India's Rajasthan state, screens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Leo S. Bing Theater. A Q&A with director-producer Paula Fouce and members of her team follow.
The acclaimed Italian film "Vincere," directed by veteran Marco Bellocchio, has a preview Saturday at LACMA. It chronicles the story of Mussolini's first wife. It opens theatrically in March. www.lacma.org.
The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival arrives Thursday at the Egyptian. The festival, which continues through Sunday, opens with the premiere of "National Security" and the U.S. premiere of "Hotel Atlantico."www.hbrfest.com.