Big-Screen Brazil

All appropriate paperwork has been filed with the Ministry of Entertainment and received the go-ahead from the Ministry of Exhibition. One final formality exists in the purchase of tickets, in compliance with midnight screening guidelines as outlined in document 27B Stroke 6. Upon adherence to procedure and procurement of seat you will at last be whisked away to the warped world of Terry Gilliam's Brazil. The film exists in an Orwellian future where daily life is dependent on faulty machinery and subject to a harsh, bureaucratic government over which the rigid Ministry of Information presides. Tired government employee Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) drifts back and forth between this oppressive web of forms, facts and procedures, and his dreams of escaping alongside a beautiful woman. Sound a little too familiar? For Sam, reality and dream world intertwine when he is assigned by the Ministry to find suspected terrorist Harry Tuttle (Robert DeNiro). Even longtime Brazil fans and owners of the Criterion director's cut will appreciate the uncut European version of this 1985 classic, screening at midnight this Friday and Saturday at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Call 214-764-9106 or visit
Fri., Feb. 20; Sat., Feb. 21, 2009

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