Screening those cult classics you need to watch
Get in the Olympic Spirit and join Orange Soda Film Club as they watch Brazilian classic Cidade De Deus, aka City of God, on the big screen. Fernando Meirelles' City of God is a tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bené, become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bené is killed, Lil' Zé attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sandro Cenoura. But Sandro and a young gangster join forces and begin a gang war with Lil' Zé. Amateur photographer Buscape takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous. "The performances, many from non-pros, are terrific." – Geoff Andrew, Time Out "A shocking, deeply disturbing film made with great passion." – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times Tickets include: - Free popcorn provided by Propercorn - Free ice cream and more A short film will be screened before the feature. There's a fully stocked bar on site too. Certificate: 18. Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes. Doors open: 12:30pm. Film starts: 1:00pm.
"Meirelles has created one of the most startling, grittily brilliant films in recent years."