To Our Cinema Faithful,
The Cape Ann Community Cinema would like to thank you for your support during this challenging time. We are pleased to share the truly extraordinary Brazilian film BACURAU, available to screen online with the following link. CACC is grateful to Kino Lorber for providing us and other theaters with the opportunity to continue offering the cinematic experience to our devoted audiences in the North Shore community, even as our screen remains temporarily dark. For over a dozen years, The Cape Ann Community Cinema has been dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture through screenings and programs all over the North Shore, and now, by way of online platforms. Your support with this purchase will help CACC remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. The show must go on—and it will, thanks to you.
Rob Newton & Shellee Souza
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 most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts 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.
Cannes Film Festival (Jury Prize)
Toronto International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
“Exhilarating… Part of what’s exciting is how the filmmakers marshal genre in the service of their ideas, using film form to deflect, tease and surprise.” –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Wildly entertaining… I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Simultaneously retro and totally modern, this film looks like a Spaghetti Western but aches with 21st-century rage… BACURAU is a warning, and a cry of populist anger. Like Parasite, it shows the least among us rising up and fighting back against the ruthlessness of global inequality… [they] would make a hell of a double feature.” –Taylor Antrim, Vogue
“Unexpectedly moving… a genre-busting entertainment that is at once a portrait of a community, a horror thriller and a timely piece of political filmmaking.” –John Powers, NPR