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City Of God (18)
Part of Unveil’d Festival
Brazil, 2002, 130 mins, dir. Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund
The streets of the world’s most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro’s City of God, are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with an artistic eye. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out.
‘One of the best films you’ll ever see’
‘An extraordinary film’
Other Unveil’d events at Exeter Phoenix:
Morning talks 10:00 – 13:00 | Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 | Afternoon talks 14:00 – 17:30
Join six of the best international contemporary photographers to learn about the new, challenging and exciting works they are making. Featuring Feiyi Wen, Jack Latham, Felicity McCabe, Sara Sandri, Maurice Van Es and Erik Lovold.
Tue 11 Oct – Sat 12 Nov
Unveil’d Photography Festival presents two solo exhibitions from emerging photographers in the Café Bar Gallery and Walkway Gallery. They will be selected from an open submissions call for contemporary works relating to the theme Land and Culture as part of a diverse and exciting multi-location festival programme across the city of Exeter. See more details at the festival website here >>
Sat 22 Oct | 7.30pm | £6
Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) has lovingly, painstakingly developed photographs for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins’ lives become fuller, Sy’s only seems lonelier, until he eventually convinces himself he’s part of their family. When Sy discovers the family’s dark secret, a bizarre and thrilling confrontation ensues.
VENUE: STUDIO 74, EXETER PHOENIX