Brazil | Granfalloon

  • IU Cinema
  • June 5, 2024
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 856-2463
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Free but Ticketed

Hailed for its groundbreaking visual effects and satirical story, Brazil is one of the most highly regarded films of all time and a bona fide cult classic. Jonathan Pryce stars as Sam Lowry, a grey-suited government clerk who finds his life turned upside-down when he gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. Categorized as an enemy of the state, Sam is propelled into a surreal romance with the woman of his dreams, who may also be a terrorist. Co-starring Robert De Niro and Michael Palin, director Terry Gilliam's modern masterpiece is a pitch-black comedic look at a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. [132 min; drama, sci-fi, thriller; English]

Indie to Indy Screening: IU Cinema and Indianapolis' Kan-Kan Cinema present this screening as part of the Granfalloon Film Series. The film will screen in both locations simultaneously and include a live audience-to-audience component prior to the start of the film.

"It's a glimmering hunk of fractured brilliance riddled with Orwellian paranoia encased in a production design seemingly pieced together from the shared dreams of Franz Kafka and Salvador Dali, and shot from cruelly low angles." — Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner

"A ferociously creative 1985 black comedy filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention—every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight." — Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"Gilliam’s best at complex science fiction, featuring a perfect mix of existential depression and absurd humor." — Kevin Carr, Fat Guys at the Movies

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Brazil | Granfalloon