Dir. Affonso Uchôa and João Dumans (2017); Brazil, 98m
Starring: Murilo Cariari, Aristides de Sousa, and Renata Cabral
FRIDAY, MAY 3RD AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 5TH AT 3:00PM
Closing our theme of American cinema, it would be a misstep to not reassess our connection to the word “America”. “America” is not solely relegated to the United States, and spans past the denotation of “North” as well. Arguably our closest “international” community to the US is Latin and South America with its own heritage and filmmaking tradition. The road film is almost ubiquitous with the United States, however, the internal struggle and journey to find oneself is a purely human one. A transformative and uniquely Brazilian affair in the form of social realism. Araby follows wandering laborer, Cristiano’s ten year journey through the southeastern region of the country, and to the coastal city of Ouro Preto.