2000. Brazil. Eduardo Coutinho. 80 min.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
2000. Brazil. Directed by Eduardo Coutinho. On the last day of 1999, a film crew goes up the Babilônia hill in Rio de Janeiro, where two shantytowns are located. Home to four thousand inhabitants, the shantytowns are situated by Copacabana beach, where, at midnight, a crowd of around one million people will gather to watch a fireworks display inaugurating the new century. Over the course of sixteen hours, five digital cameras scattered around the hill register the party preparation as the shantytown residents reflect upon their lives and express their expectations for the year 2000. New York premiere. 80 min.