Cult Film Discussion Series: 4 Films (NWL)

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Age Group: Adult


Brazil (1985)

Director: Terry Gilliam
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Kim Greist, Peter Vaughn, and Jim Broadbent. 
Synopsis: By day, Sam Lowry lives a life of crushing bureaucratic monotony in a bleak dystopian future. Each night, his dreams are filled with visions of flying, grand heroics, and the face of the woman he loves (but has never met). One day, a slight clerical error sets off a series of events that turn his humble existence into a wild and terrifying nightmare. When he is wrongfully accused of terrorism, Sam goes on the lamb from a merciless totalitarian government, befriends a renegade repairman, and crosses paths with the girl of his dreams. – Andy G.
Theatrical Trailer
Rated R for violence and profanity.
Running Time: 2hr 22min
Genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy

Q&A and discussion will follow Brazil, led by Asst. Prof. Michael James Slowik of Wesleyan University.

Films in this Cult Film Discussion Series are screened every other week on Tuesday nights at 7PM:
April 10 - The Big Lebowski
April 24 - Repo Man
May 8 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension
May 22 - Brazil