New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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Brazil

December 10, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(British, 1985, 131 minutes, color, 16mm)
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro, Katherine Helmond

A variation on George Orwell's 1984, BRAZIL presents a society controlled by a monolithic organization where citizens lead lives of paranoia and subservience. Harried technocrat Sam Lowry, who fantasizes about escaping his drab life with the woman of his dreams, becomes an enemy of the state while attempting to correct an administrative error. BRAZIL won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards in 1985 for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay.

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