Once There Was Brasilia
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Adirley Queirós. 2017, 100 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles. With Wellington Abreu, Andreia Vieira. In Once There Was Brasilia, Queirós maintains a toehold in nonfiction filmmaking, but in most other respects rockets off into the galactic cinematic beyond. Where his previous film, White Out, Black In, might be broadly categorized as a docu-fiction (albeit of a mutated strand), Once There Was Brasilia is a sci-fi epic about assassins from space and the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, all executed with fantastic resourcefulness on a shoestring budget. Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
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