U.S., 1985, 132 min, 35mm, Dir. Terry Gilliam, Rated R for strong violence
"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." - Chicago Reader
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society present Director Terry Gilliam’s Orwellian vision of the future, Brazil, on Saturday, November 7 at 11:30 pm as part of our late-night midnight After Hours series. A “bug” in the government’s overly-controlling system causes an innocent Mr. Harry Buttle (Brian Miller) to be arrested as a suspected terrorist, instead of Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro). Low-level civil servant Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) attempts to correct the error, only to become more and more entangled in the bureaucracy. And while Sam’s dreamgirl (Kim Greist) attempts to rescue him, she inevitably becomes a victim of the old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” as the government machine grinds away. With a 98% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Brazil is Gilliam's retro-future must-see classic and, as Variety calls it, "a chillingly hilarious vision of the near-future."
After Hours is the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday night often on 35mm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the rush line 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.