The Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center trumpets its return to Central City this weekend with a spate of intriguing screenings, including Lukas Moodyssons experimental Container, Bertrand Bonellos French short Cindy: The Doll Is Mine and the premiere of Peter Josephs appropriately titled (but completely unrelated) conspiracy picture Zeitgeist The Movie. The actual trumpets will wait until Monday, however, beginning with a quartet of international music documentaries that takes a midweek redeye from the progressive plains of Reykjavik to the primal banks of Rio.
Ari Magnússons Screaming Masterpiece (9:30 p.m. Monday), a kind of American Hardcore for Icelandic indie rock, surveys the Scandinavian outposts surprisingly fervent scene, from 80s alt-rockers the Sugarcubes to current art-rockers Sigur Rós and a certain swan-wearing singer in between. Heima (9:30 p.m. Tuesday) stays on topic, pairing surreal concert footage with Sigur Rós formless but stirring swells and fabricated lyrics.
From there, its off to warmer climes. Moro No Brasil (9:30 p.m. Wednesday) is Finnish director Mika Kaurismäkis love letter to his adopted homeland, a roving travelogue featuring numerous artists like Latin funk king Ivo Meirelles and Bowie interpreter and The Life Aquatic scorer Seu Jorge. Kaurismäkis The Sound of Rio: Brasileirinho (9:30 p.m. Thursday) is a more focused effort, concentrating on choro, the rondo-style musical form which, along with samba and Bossa Nova, predominates Brazilian composition.