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Brazil (Terry Gilliam, UK/USA, 1985)

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Terry Gilliam’s ferociously creative black comedy is filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention — every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight.
— Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Jonathan Pryce is Sam Lowry: a harried technocrat in an Orwellian-cum-Kafkaesque dystopia who dreams of escape from the overpowering bureaucracy that governs his life. While attempting to correct an administrative error he unwittingly makes himself an enemy of the state and is forced to go on the run... With a screenplay by Tom Stoppard and a KILLER cast that includes the likes of Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent, Ian Richardson, Peter Vaughn, etc., Brazil is (unarguably, surely) Gilliam's black comic masterpiece. Do. Not. Miss. Sez. We.

Earlier Event: August 13
The Crowd (King Vidor, USA, 1928)
Later Event: August 27
The Landlord (Hal Ashby, USA, 1970)