Submitted by the Sabira Cole Film Festival
Fan Do Brazil
Tuesday, July 27
Join City of Asylum and the Sabira Cole film festival for a screening of Fan Do Brasil and a live post-screening discussion with filmmakers Stephanie James and Stephen James.
Film synopsis: Rui Moreira, famous Brazilian dancer and choreographer, is also the artistic director of “FAN”, Festival of Negro Arts in Brazil. In a country where blacks are still victims of social injustice, this festival is an opportunity to revisit the contribution of Afro-Brazilians to the culture and economic development of the country, and to offer artistic expression to a quest for identity. which is reminiscent of that of the Afro-Caribbean.
Wednesday, July 28
Join us for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “FUTURO BEACH,” a film by Karim Aïnouz, hosted by ReelQ.
Film synopsis: Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, FUTURO BEACH is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.