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'Almost Brothers (Quase dois irmãos)' - Global Lens Film Festival at SFAI

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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800 Chestnut Street

About the Film
This poignant drama is the tale of two men from opposite sides of the tracks: white, middle-class Miguel and black, favela-dweller Jorge meet as boys through their fathers’ shared passion for music. Their friendship is renewed during a lengthy incarceration in the 1970s. And they meet again in contemporary Rio, when Miguel, a government official, visits Jorge, an imprisoned drug lord. Director Lúcia Murat weaves their story against 50 years of political and social upheaval in Brazil, offering a perspective on the lowest rung of society and observing that these men have more in common than they ever realized.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Writers: Paulo Lins, Lúcia Murat. Director: Lúcia Murat. (Brazil 2004) 102 min.

San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present Global Lens 2006. Now in its fourth year, Global Lens offers international feature-length films organized by The Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization founded to promote cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Recognizing that great storytelling can influence human affairs as well as foster trust and respect between disparate cultures, The Global Film Initiative reaches out to independent filmmakers around the world and debuts their films in the US.

San Francisco Art Institute, California Film Institute, Grand Lake Theater, and the Mexican Heritage Plaza are the exclusive Northern California partners for the Global Lens tour, which includes special outreach presentations for school groups as well as the following public screenings at SFAI. Visit the SFAI website for complete film notes.

September 6
Stolen Life (Sheng si jie)

September 11
Thirst (Atash)

September 13
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, aspirinas e urubus)

September 18
Global Shorts

September 20
Almost Brothers (Quase dois irmãos)

September 25
Max and Mona

September 27
In the Battlefields (Maarek hob)

October 2
Border Café (Café Transit)

October 4
The Night of Truth (La Nuit de la vérité)
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 12, 2006 3:48PM
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