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Bright Lights: Bacurau w/ Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann & Vinícius Navarro

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Emerson Paramount Center

559 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02111

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Directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho, drama, English and Portuguese with English subtitles, Brazil and France, 2019.

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All Bright Lights screenings are free and open to the pubic. Seating is on a first come basis, no tickets or RSVPs. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Co-presented with the Boston Latino International Film Festival, the Roxbury International Film Festival, and the Boston Underground Film Festival.

Set in the near future, the film follows Teresa, who comes home to Bacurau, a village in Brazil’s semi-arid sertão, to attend her grandmother’s funeral. Upon her arrival, Teresa immediately observes signs that Bacurau is in dire straits. Basic amenities are in short supply, mobile-phone coverage is fading, clean water supply is dammed and the truck that brings potable water arrives riddled with bullet holes. It soon becomes apparent that the corrupt government has forsaken the village completely: not only has Bacurau been literally erased from the map, but its citizens are under attack. As the responsible close in, the villagers must prepare an organized resistance to avoid greater damage. Discussion led by professors Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (WLP) and Vinícius Navarro (VMA) to follow. Selected by guest curator Herbert Nipson, Office of the Arts Screening Room Manager.

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