BEYOND IPANEMA had its World Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City, in July 2009, as one of the highlights of the Première Brasil series. It went on to be shown as the centerpiece of the AFI Latin American Film Festival (Washington, DC) and at the Chicago International Film Festival, before traveling through Europe, Asia and South America. The film had screenings at prestigious venues such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in San Francisco.
BEYOND IPANEMA features David Byrne, M.I.A., Devendra Banhart, Thievery Corporation, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Céu and many others. The film also has original soundtrack by Flavio Lemelle and music by Carmen Miranda, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Marisa Monte and Gilberto Gil, among others.