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The Edge of Democracy Purchase Tickets

Director: Petra Costa | Producer: Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, Tiago Pavan | Editor: Karen Harley, Tina Baz, David Barker, Joaquim Castro, Jordana Berg, Felipe Lacerda | Composer: Rodrigo Leao, Vitor Araújo, Lucas Santtana, Gil Talmi | Cinematographer: João Atala | Brazil / 2019 / 120 min

About the Film

In 1985, Brazil reclaimed democracy after decades of military dictatorship. At the heart of the country's democratic reforms was the progressive Workers' Party, which elected Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva the nation's president in 2002, followed by his protege, Dilma Rousseff, its first female leader, in 2010. But neither could escape the powerful dual forces of institutional corruption and populist rage that polarized Brazil. Interweaving the personal and the political, this fascinating exploration of democracy in crisis serves as an urgent cautionary tale with relevance for our own political reality.

About the Filmmaker
Petra Costa is a Brazilian filmmaker whose work encompasses both fiction and nonfiction. Her first film, Elena, premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and was called a “cinematic dream” by the New York Times and a “masterful debut” by IndieWire. Her second film, Olmo and the Seagull, premiered at the Festival del film Locarno. Her most recent film, The Edge of Democracy, is a poetic telling of the birth and erosion of Brazilian democracy.

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Film Information

Section Feature Film
Type Documentary

Screening Information

Ticket Price $16.00
Date 06/21, 8:45PM
Venue Bennett Hall
Address 62 Centre Street
Date 06/22, 6:00PM
Venue Dreamland Harborview
Address 17 South Water Street