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Brazil at The Art

Terry Gilliam is one of those mad scientist directors whose work mystifies and elevates and confounds all in one felled swoop. Yeah, yeah… Monty Python. Sure, of course, but let’s move on.

Whether you enjoyed or merely experienced films like The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, you have to admit that Gilliam’s work demands to be reckoned with.

And now, playing at 10 p.m. on August 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th, the Late Night offering at the Art Theater Co-op will be Gilliam’s early masterpiece, Brazil.

The Art website says:

In the dystopian masterpiece BRAZIL, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, BRAZIL is a nonstop dazzler.

Check out the trailer below.

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