Bus 174

Film/Video

Bus 174

Bus 174

Jose Padilha, 2002

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, Dec 19, 2003 7 PM
Sat, Dec 20, 2003 7 PM

"Wrenching and absorbing"
--A. O. Scott, New York Times.

Bus 174 is a haunting documentary dissection of an actual crime: a bus hijaking that transfixed Brazil in 2000.
"Wrenching and absorbing...a deceptively straightforward film that has the force of tragedy and the depth of first-rate investigative journalism"--A. O. Scott, New York Times.

From Brazil, Bus 174 is a haunting documentary dissection of an actual crime that took place in affluent district of Rio in 2000. In an attempt to rob several passengers, an anguished young man unwittingly takes an entire bus hostage. The film follows a nation transfixed as the ensuing drama unfolds on live television, drawing an incisive portrait of urban Brazil. (122 mins.)

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).