BRAZIL

Director Terry Gilliam
Year 1985
Starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin
Rating R
Run Time 132min
More Info IMDb

This screening is part of the January debut of the Alamo 100!

A bureaucrat in an Orwellian, retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and in doing so becomes an enemy of the state.  Orwell, Huxley Kafka and Eisenstein are all touchstones of this darkly humorous, wildly imaginative, satirical master-stroke of Terry Gilliam’s career.

Diving deep into the twisted recesses of his mind, Terry Gilliam crafts one of the most haunting versions of the future ever put to screen. Featuring an all-star cast of Jonathan Price, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Robert DeNiro and Bob Hoskins, BRAZIL is the perfect storm of lunacy and social commentary. It’s a 1984 FOR 1984.

It's about flights of fantasy and the nightmare of reality. Terrorist bombings and late night shopping. True Love and creative plumbing. (Greg MacLennan)

*Special free pins themed to the film will be available while supplies last for ticket holders at all screenings of this title.

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