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Lula, Son of Brazil


Images courtesy of New Yorker Films

Lula, Son of Brazil
Fábio Barreto, 2009

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.

Sat, May 5, 2012 7 PM

Lula, Son of Brazil—Brazil’s entry for the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and one of the most expensive Brazilian films ever made—tells the extraordinary and inspiring story of the country’s beloved outgoing President, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva.

Chronicling his family’s origins in extreme poverty and his increasing interest and involvement in Brazilian trade unions, the film charts Lula’s rise from shoe-shine boy to become “one of the most influential people of the 21st century” (Esquire). Glória Pires gives a standout performance as Dona Lindu, Lula’s mother. (128 mins., 35mm)

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.