MoMI is pleased to partner with Kino Lorber to bring the critically acclaimed Brazilian thriller Bacurau directly to Museum members and patrons for home viewing. The Kino Marquee virtual theatrical exhibition initiative connects audiences with new releases right in their own homes, while allowing theaters to generate revenue. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.
Tickets: $12. Ticket purchase is good for a five-day pass to see Bacurau online.
Dirs. Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles. 2019, 131 mins. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. With Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino.
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small remote village in Brazil, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sonia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their community. View trailer.
“Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, Critic’s Pick
“A modern-day western with some of the raw, hallucinatory power of a Sergio Leone epic. Rich and extremely filling.”—Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times
Read the Sloan Science & Film interview with the directors: http://www.scienceandfilm.org/