March 27-April 2 – Our first virtual Friday Night Weird screening!
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.
Content Consideration (from Glenn Webb, Director of Programs) : “Just to be clear, this is programmed as part of Friday Night Weird, partly because it portrays considerable violence, which is not normally part of our programming at The Boedecker Theater. John Powers reviewed this Cannes Jury Prize winner for NPRs “Fresh Air” and called it a “timely piece of political filmmaking.” Share your observations about the movie on the Friday Night Weird event page on Facebook so we can discuss the movie, as well as the virtual theater experience.”
Join the discussion! Let us know what you thought of Bacurau on the Friday Night Weird Facebook event!