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Date & Time
April 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

In order to minimize health and safety risks from COVID-19 to our patrons, the larger community, and Duke students, faculty, and staff, Duke University has adopted new policies on spring semester classes, residential life, travel, events, and campus visitors. In keeping with the university’s directives, we are cancelling public events at the Rubenstein Arts Center through April 20. More information.

(Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles, 2019, 130 min, Brazil/France, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)

A remote Brazilian village finds itself mysteriously erased from the world map as foreign interlopers begin to encroach. Featuring a cosmic overture, unexplained hallucinogens, and an abundance of mysterious coffins, Mendonça Filho and Dornelles have crafted a fiercely political core to match their film’s gonzo genre exterior.

— Introduced by Prof. Gustavo Furtado (Dept. of Romance Studies)

Jury Prize winner, 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

“Wittily set at the intersection of the art house and the grindhouse… [Bacurau] easily seduces and then it shocks… A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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