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7 Prisoners (7 Prisioneiros)

In Theater: Tue, Oct 12 at 7:30pm. To provide a better life for his family in the country, 18-year-old Mateus accepts a job in a junkyard in São Paulo for his new boss, Luca. But when he and a few other boys become trapped in the dangerous world of human trafficking, Mateus will be forced to decide between working for the very man who imprisoned him or risk his and his family’s future.

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A Bruddah’s Mind (Cabeça de nego)

In Theater: Mon, Oct 11 at 5:00pm. As a member of his school’s Student Council, Saulo is on a mission to promote changes in his school and neighborhood. During a classroom quarrel, Saulo reacts to a racial insult from a classmate and is expelled. Outraged, he refuses to leave the school until justice is done.

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Clara Sola

In Theater: Wed, Oct 13 at 7:30pm + Thu, Oct 14 at 2:45pm. In a remote village in Costa Rica, 40-year-old Clara's uncanny affinity for creatures large and small offers an escape from a repressively religious and withdrawn life. Swedish/Costa Rican writer/director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s atmospheric debut fiction feature glistens with moments of liberating sensuality and intensity.

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The Cover (El cover)

In Theater: Sat, Oct 9 at 9:30pm + Thu, Oct 14 at 7:30pm. Frustrated with life as a working musician in a seaside Spanish town, singer/guitarist Dani meets Adele impersonator Sandra who challenges him to face his paralyzing fear of failure in this joyous, refreshingly original new musical from writer/director Secun de la Rosa.

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El planeta

In Theater: Sun, Oct 10 at 7:30pm. Amidst post-crisis Spain, a mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve. Amalia Ulman makes her feature film directorial debut and stars opposite her real mother in this playful and insightful tale of a family on the edge.

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Executive Order (Medida Provisória)

In Theater: Fri, Oct 8 at 2:45pm + Wed, Oct 13 at 5:00pm.In Brazil’s near future, two roommates become unwitting symbols of resistance when a voluntary ‘back-to-Africa’ program for ‘high melanin’ citizens quickly becomes a violent round-up of all Black citizens in this powerful debut feature from writer/director Lazaro Ramos.

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Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

In Theater: Sun, Oct 10 at 5:00pm. Once a child awed by the majesty of the monarch butterfly, NYC entomologist Mendel is called back to his Michoacan village where he must confront his traumatic past and his own connection to the natural world in this lyrical ode metamorphosis and migration.

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Songs that Flood the River (Cantos que inundan el río)

In Theater: Sun, Oct 10 at 2:45pm. Oneida sings alabados, traditional funeral chants sung by Afro-Colombians on the Pacific coast to bid farewell to the dead as they return to the realm of souls. Mesmerizing and hypnotic director Germán Arango, weaves a melodious tale marking the scars of Colombia’s misfortune, to realize a healed future.

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