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Cidade dos Homens (City of Men)

Screening of Brazilian Film 'Cidade dos Homens' (2007), Directed by Paulo Morelli.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
James Bridges Theatre
1409 Melnitz Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Two friends who grew up in a favela in Rio de Janeiro turn 18 and face the first difficulties of adulthood. Acerola (Douglas Silva) has a two year old son to raise. Used to his freedom, he feels tied down by marriage and laments his precious fatherhood. For Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) the problem is not being a father, but having one. With his mind set of finding his father, he begins rummaging through the past. While the duo tries to solve their problems, a gang war shakes the dangerous world of trafficking around them. The head drug lord in their community Madrugadão (Jonathan Haagensen), Laranjinhas cousin, looses his supremacy to his ex-right hand man, Nefasto (Eduardo BR). In the confusion, the two friends are going to have to run for their lives and in the process discover a truth so terrible it threatens to break up their friendship.

Parking available in Structure 3 for $8.00


Cost : Free and Open to the Public

DilianaPeregrina
(310)825-4571
www.international.ucla.edu/lac/
dperegri@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Consulate General of Brazil - Los Angeles

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