[CANCELED] Bacarau (2019) | Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
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In keeping with the university’s directives, all public events at the Rubenstein Arts Center between March 10 and April 20, 2020 are CANCELED, including this event and all remaining Screen/Society screenings for the Spring 2020 semester.

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(Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles, 2019, 130 min, Brazil/France, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)

A remote Brazilian village finds itself mysteriously erased from the world map as foreign interlopers begin to encroach. Featuring a cosmic overture, unexplained hallucinogens, and an abundance of mysterious coffins, Mendonça Filho and Dornelles have crafted a fiercely political core to match their film’s gonzo genre exterior. 

-- Introduced by Prof. Gustavo Furtado (Dept. of Romance Studies)

Jury Prize winner, 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

"Wittily set at the intersection of the art house and the grindhouse… [Bacurau] easily seduces and then it shocks… A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter." -- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

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