Central Station

Directed by: Walter Salles

Screening - Friday, February 22, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
Screening - Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7pm - 9pm

1998 | Brazil/France | 113 minutes | Rated R

Set in the Brazilian countryside, Central Station is the story of a young boy who, with the help of a retired school teacher, searches for the father he never knew.

“In Walter Salles’ Central Station, a cynical, joyless woman crosses paths with a lonely young boy. Beautifully observed and featuring a bravura performance by the Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro, it gracefully watches these oddly paired characters develop a fractious bond that winds up profoundly changing both of them. Mr. Salles’s background as a documentary filmmaker also gives this lovely, stirring film a strong sense of Brazil’s impoverished rural landscape once its principals take to the road. By the time the travelers are caught up in a religious pilgrimage, the film has taken on a Felliniesque sense of spiritual discovery. Mr. Salles directs simply and watchfully, with an eye that seems to penetrate all the characters.” - Janet Maslin, New York Times.

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Screening - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development