Corporate Gala Opening Night

Bossa Nova and business do mix – let us show you how.

The Corporate Gala Opening Night is an event that strings together an award winning Brazilian film premiere, delicious gourmet Brazilian canapés, live Brazilian music and a targeted attendance list which includes local businesses and individuals who have an interest in investing in or simply learning more about Latin America. The event takes place under the patronage of the Brazilian Ambassador to New Zealand, H.E. Eduardo Gradilone, and his wife Mrs Diva Gradilone.

The event in Wellington is co-hosted with the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and receives support from the local chambers and businesses in the other two locations. See the New Zealand premiere of Out of Tune; a seductive feature inspired by real stories, recalling the bohemian period of the emergence of Bossa Nova, the most international of Brazilian musical genres, followed by a Gala cocktail in the company of Ambassadors, local businesses and community leaders.

Treat yourself and your most valued clients to an authentic Brazilian gala event while you mix and mingle, networking to the sound of live Bossa Nova music. This is a corporate hosting opportunity like no other, where your clients and guests will remember you for all the right reasons!

Rialto Cinemas
167–169 Broadway

Thu 24 April
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Paramount Theatre
25 Courtenay Place

Thu 8 May
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Co-hosted with:


The Suter Gallery
208 Bridge Street

Wed 21 May
6:00pm – 10:00pm



Out of TuneOs Desafinados

Best Cinematography, Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2008
Best soundtrack, Contigo cinema Prize, Brazil, 2009

2008 | 132 mins | Drama, Comedy, Bossa Nova | Directed by Walter Lima Jr.

Rio was on the verge of being discovered as a hotbed for a cool new jazz form: Bossa Nova. A group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil during the 1960s and 70s, form the band “Os Desafinados” and become a defining part of the groundbreaking Brazilian musical movement. Inspired by real musicians of the Bossa Nova era, director Walter Lima weaves the band’s fictional story into some of the events of the period. Out of Tune (also the name of a famous song by Tom Jobim, composer of The Girl from Ipanema) is a story about the birth of Bossa Nova and the experiences and transformations in the lives of these passionate, creative, and idealistic artists.