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<em>Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema</em> (<em>Killed the Family and Went to the Movies</em>). 1969. Brazil. Directed by Júlio Bressane. Courtesy of the Cinemateca do MAM, Rio de Janeiro
  • Killed the Family and Went to the Movies

    1969. Brazil. Júlio Bressane. 80 min.

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



  • Killed the Family and Went to the Movies

    1969. Brazil. Directed by Júlio Bressane. With Márcia Rodrigues, Renata Sorrah, Antero de Oliveira. Killed the Family and Went to the Movies interweaves the stories of several (mostly nameless) proletarian, petit bourgeois, and bourgeois urbanites united only by their individual acts of homicide. Eschewing psychology through the casting of the same actors in multiple roles, Bressane paints an unflinching portrait of the asphyxiating patriarchal and machista social order of dictatorial Brazil. Centered around two lesbian relationships, the film disquietingly probes the limits of personal revolt in the face of the total repression and persecution of political dissent. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 80 min.