Executive Order (Medida Provisória)

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Student (Box Office Only):$5.00
Film Info
Original Title:Medida Provisória
Programs:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Afro-Latino Focus
Tags:Drama
Satire
Thriller
Politics
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Human Rights
Activism
LGBTQ+
Includes Q&A
Filmmaker Intro
Release Year:2020
Runtime:94 min
Country/Region:Brazil
Language:Portuguese
Print Source:Elo Company
Cast/Crew
Director:Lázaro Ramos
Executive Producer:Mariza Figueiredo
Producer:Daniel Filho
Tania Rocha
Cinematographer:Adrian Teijido
Screenwriter:Lusa Silvestre
Lázaro Ramos
Aldri Anunciação
Elísio Lopes Jr.
Editor:Diana Vasconcellos
Composer:Plínio Profeta
Rincon Sapiência
Kiko de Souza
Principal Cast:Alfred Enoch
Taís Araujo
Seu Jorge
Adriana Esteves
Renata Sorrah
Mariana Xavier
Pablo Sanábio

Description

MSP Film Society will require, at the time of entry, either proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative results from a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the screening. Masks are strongly recommended for all screenings regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more information regarding MSP Film Society's COVID-19 policy CLICK HERE.

Your ticket includes access to the Opening Night Party, Fri, Oct 8 from 5:00-7:00pm, on the terrace of the Hideaway, 219 SE Main St, Mpls.

Your ticket includes a recorded We the People: Required Watching conversation with director Lázaro Ramos.


Within Rio de Janeiro’s corridors of power in the not-so-distant future, attorney Antônio Gama (Alfred Enoch, How to Get Away with Murder), makes a passionate case for reparations towards Brazil’s disproportionately impoverished Black population—the last country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Alongside his wife Capitu (Taís Araujo) and their cheeky, high-spirited roommate André (musician Seu Jorge), the trio scoff when their government initiates Executive Order 1888, offering the nation’s ‘high melanin’ citizens a one-way ticket to the African country of their choice. But soon the government switches to a policy of forced deportation, sending violent, heavily armed soldiers out into the streets as a nation declares open warfare on its black citizens in an attempt to create an all-white nation. When the trio are separated amidst the chaos, Capitu finds refuge in a hidden Afro-Bunker where Afrocentric thought flourishes as André and Antônio hide themselves inside their apartment. As water and communication are cut off and Antônio runs out of the precious insulin he needs to stay alive, a spontaneous video clip goes viral, turning the young lawyer an unexpected symbol of resistance in a land where living itself is a civil disobedience in this powerful and provocative debut feature from actor Lazaro Ramos (Madame Sata), adapted from the stage play by Aldri Anunciação.


En los corredores de poder de Rio de Janeiro en un futuro no muy distante, el abogado Antônio Gama (Alfred Enoch, How to Get Away with Murder), defiende apasionadamente un caso de reparaciones para la población negra desproporcionadamente empobrecida de Brazil—el último país del Hemisferio Occidental en abolir la esclavitud. Junto con su esposa Capitu (Taís Araujo) y André (músico Seu Jorge), su impertinente y extrovertido compañero de departamento, el trío se burla cuando su gobierno inicia la Medida provisional 1888, que ofrece a los ciudadanos con “alta melanina” de su país un pasaje de ida al país africano que deseen. Pero, pronto el gobierno cambia a una política de deportación forzada, enviando soldados violentos y fuertemente armados a las calles declarando una guerra abierta a sus ciudadanos negros con la intención de crear una nación enteramente blanca. Cuando el trío se separa debido al caos, Capitu se refugia en un búnker escondido donde impera el pensamiento afrocéntrico, mientras que André y Antônio se esconden en su apartamento. A medida que les cortan el suministro de agua y la comunicación, a Antônio se le agota la preciada insulina que necesita para vivir, al tiempo que un video se hace viral en la redes, convirtiendo al joven abogado en un símbolo inesperado de la resistencia en un país donde vivir es un acto de desobediencia civil, en esta película impactante y provocativa, la Opera Prima del actor Lázaro Ramos (Madame Sata), basada en una obra de teatro adaptada para el cine por Aldri Anunciação.


Director Biography

Lazaro Ramos

Lázaro Ramos was born on November 1, 1978, in Salvador, Bahia. He is an actor, presenter, producer, director and author who, over the last 20 years has received more than 70 awards and has played almost one hundred characters in cinema, theater and television, and has published five books. He has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2009, and is well known in Latin America for his commitment to humanitarian causes. In 2017, he was elected as one of the most influential Afro-descendants in the world under the age of 40 by MIPAD (Most Influential People of African Descent) and received his award at the UN headquarters in New York.