Wednesday, March 11
VenueFrancesca Beale Theater
Q&As with Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles at the 6:15pm screenings on March 8, 10, 12 & 13.
From March 13-24, join us for Mapping Bacurau, featuring films by John Carpenter, Sergio Corbucci, Ted Kotcheff, Walter Hill, Sergio Leone, and more, hand-picked by the directors of Bacurau.
A vibrant, richly diverse backcountry Brazilian town finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants become the targets of a group of armed mercenaries. The perpetrators of this class warfare, however, may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau. Those who remember Kleber Mendonça Filho’s wonderful NYFF54 crowd-pleaser Aquarius starring Sônia Braga—who appears here in a memorable supporting role—might be surprised by the new terrain and occasional ultraviolence of his latest, codirected with his longtime production designer Juliano Dornelles. Yet this wild shape-shifter shares with that film the exhilaration of witnessing society’s forgotten and marginalized standing up for themselves by any means necessary. With references to the fearless genre works of John Carpenter, George Miller, and Sergio Leone, Bacurau, winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is a vividly angry power-to-the-people fable like no other. Also starring Udo Kier, Karine Teles, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, and Silvero Pereira. A Kino Lorber release. An NYFF57 selection.