|LSC Classics Presents:
City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)
February 18, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100, and
February 19, 2006 at 10:00pm in 10-250.
Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janiero during the 1960s and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s. Only a sucker wouldn't have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly. Equally unsuccessful in love, he regularly fails to lose his virginity. Blood spills throughout the streets of the Ciudad de Deus as gang leader Li'l Ze (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is challenged by local druglords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts. Rocket shoots all of this action with his weapon of choice, a camera. [rottentomatoes.com]
"A real adrenaline rush -- at times it manages to be powerful, thrilling and funny and sometimes all three of them at the same time."
-- Jeff Vice, Deseret News. Read this review.
Co-sponsored by the MIT Office of the Arts.