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  1. Bald Mountain

    Heitor Dhalia / Spotlight Films Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Action, Western / 100 mins
    Set in the early 1980s during one of the largest gold rushes in Brazilian history, Dhalia’s sprawling, stunning cinematic canvas focuses on two friends, Juliano (Juliano Cazarré) and Joaquim (Júlio Andrade), who leave Rio de Janeiro with dreams of striking it rich. They head off to the Amazon, like thousands of others, and soon find that life in the enormous, dangerous mining camps alters dramatically as they struggle to survive. Soon, their obsession with wealth and power changes each of them in different ways, and threatens their friendship. A powerful exploration of greed, loyalty, and betrayal, Bald Mountain is visually captivating and a thrilling interpretation of the Western genre.
    Bald Mountain 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 9:40 pm Buy Tickets

    Bald Mountain

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Bald Mountain

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 8:30 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Blue Desert

    Eder Santos / Un mundo extraño Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Sci-Fi/Horror / 94 mins
    “He” seeks the elevation of his conscience through dreams and intuition. An enigmatic encounter with his soulmate, Ana, reveals symbols leading to a marked path. His journey through the Blue Desert is his chance to understand the purpose of life and the meanings of human experience. The imagined world in this modern and visually singular science fiction film is a barren and immaterial one; suggesting that in the future, the only way to find affirmation in one’s life is through transcendence.
    Blue Desert 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Blue Desert

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 10:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Blue Desert

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 10:45 pm Buy Tickets


  3. The Boy and the World

    Alê Abreu / En Familia Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Animation, Family / 80 mins
    This wordless, sensuous and uniquely original animated film follows Cuca, a young Brazilian boy who ventures from his simple countryside home into a neon-infused, carnivalesque metropolis in search of his father. A voyage of increasing complexity and beauty, the animation in this vibrant film is a feast for the eyes and is nourishment for the soul.
    The Boy and the World

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 14, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

    The Boy and The World

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 1:10 pm Buy Tickets


  4. Casa Grande

    Fellipe Barbosa / Descosidos Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / 115 mins
    Jean is a high school senior living a privileged life in an affluent neighborhood in Rio. While racial and class tensions present themselves in various forms, Jean remains oblivious, choosing instead to focus on his primary concern: girls. However, beyond the facade of Jean’s luxurious existence lies the reality of his family’s financial situation, one that indicates his father may be inching toward financial ruin. This causes small, initially inconspicuous changes in Jean’s everyday life. However, his father’s rising desperation and several unexpected circumstances, prompt Jean to contemplate a life without the luxuries he once took for granted.
    Casa Grande

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 12, 2015 6:45 pm Buy Tickets

    Casa Grande

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 3:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Casa Grande

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 5:45 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Futuro Beach

    Karim Ainouz / Cine Gay Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Drama, Romance / 106 mins
    Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity.
    Futuro Beach 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 8:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Futuro Beach

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 16, 2015 9:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Futuro Beach 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 3:30 pm Buy Tickets


  6. O Candidato Honesto

    Roberto Santucci / Spotlight Films Showcase / Brazil / 2014 / Comedy / 110 mins
    Politicians are known to be deceitful, duplicitous, and unscrupulous. Now, what would happen if a political candidate was completely incapable of lying? O Candidato Honesto is a brilliant re-imagining of "Liar Liar," set against the backdrop of corrupt Brazilian politics.
    O Candidato Honesto

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 5:30 pm Buy Tickets

    O Candidato Honesto

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 4:30 pm Buy Tickets

    O Candidato Honesto

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets