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HamptonsFilm presents NOW SHOWING Bacurau
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
(Brazil/France, 2019, 131 minutes)
English and Portuguese with English subtitles
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.
We at HamptonsFilm and Guild Hall are committed to connecting our audiences with terrific new films through our popular Now Showing series. Until we can safely meet again, we’re delighted to announce that our weekly model will continue, moving from our recent screenings at Guild Hall onto your personal screens in the privacy of your own home. This week, please join us in watching the exceptional Brazilian film BACURAU, which is available to screen at this link. We appreciate Kino Lorber’s innovative decision to make the film available on demand earlier than anticipated, and for agreeing to share the revenue with select non-profit organizations. A rising tide lifts all boats, and we as a film community are in this together.