Travessias 2022 – Island (Ilha) [Hybrid]
Watch in person: May 20 at 7pm & May 21 at 5pm
$13 General Admission
Sliding scale, $5–25
(Ary Rosa & Glenda Nicácio, Brazil, 2018, 96 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles)
** Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema! **
In the meta thriller Island, a drug dealer named Emerson kidnaps Henrique, an esteemed director, and brings him to a secluded island. Emerson demands Henrique’s help in crafting his magnum opus, a film meant to erase the lines between fiction and reality. Over the course of auditions and rehearsals, all with local townspeople, Emerson pushes the boundaries of “organic” cinema, sometimes with dangerous consequences. Mining dark humor out of Emerson’s grandiosity, Island is a wild ride through the currents of artistic obsession.
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This festival of contemporary Brazilian film gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in person, May 19–29 online. Travessias 2022 is curated by Calac Nogueira and Livia Lima, with support from Brazilian cinema scholar Emanuella Leite Rodrigues de Moraes, and Jonathan Warren, Professor and Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies.
Short film programs:
- Essays From the Future (Ensaios do futuro) (in-person May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm | online May 19–29)
- Brazilian BLM (in-person May 21 & 22 at 7:30pm | online May 19–29)
- Island (Ilha) (in-person May 20 at 7pm & May 21 at 5pm | online May 19–29)
- This Land is Our Land! (Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm: essa terra é nossa!) (in-person May 21 at 4:30pm | online May 19–29)
- Sun Inside (Um filme de verão) (in-person May 21 at 7pm & May 22 at 4:30pm | online May 19–29)
- My Own Private Hell (Inferninho) (in-person May 22 at 7pm | online May 19–29)