The Black Nerds: CITY OF GOD (2002)


Revue Cinema Tue, Nov 21, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2002
Production Country:Brazil
Original Language:Portuguese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fernando Meirelles
Cast:Alexandre Rodrigues
Leandro Firmino
Phellipe Haagensen
Douglas Silva
Jonathan Haagensen


On  November 21st at 6:30 PM,  The Black Nerds and Retro Heads  co-present  "City of God," directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund. 


It's been over 20 years since this film first hit the screens, and its impact remains as potent as ever. Rooted in true events, this cinematic masterpiece weaves together the dreams and challenges of youth, delivering a gripping story of friendship and survival against the backdrop of a tumultuous city.


In "City of God," you'll be introduced to unforgettable characters like Rocket, who dreams of becoming a photographer amidst the chaos, Lil Ze, a ruthless gang leader, and Benny, a charismatic figure trying to find his path. Together, we will witness these  characters' lives intersect, taking us on an emotional rollercoaster through the streets of Rio in 1977.


Join us in supporting The Black Nerds Film Club and our mission to bring thought-provoking and diverse cinema to our community. Supporting The Revue and the amazing programming team ensures that events like these continue to enrich our cultural tapestry. Together, we can keep the spirit of cinema alive.


Don't miss this incredible cinematic experience co-presented by The Black Nerds Film Club and Retro Heads. Tickets are limited, so secure your spot now at