Araby (Dir. João Dumans and Affonso Uchôa)

Date: July 16, 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Downtown Independent

Address: 251 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA. 90012

Los Angeles premiere!

Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins — or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a ten-year journey in search of a better life. (Grasshopper)

 

An instant classic. Marked by boundless humanism.

Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

An epistolic ode to labour, love, and life on the road.

Jay Kuehner, Cinema Scope

Araby opens quietly but builds with tremendous emotional force.

Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

This story within a story unfolds mesmerizingly into a neo-Kerouacian road drama.

Jonathan Romney,  Film Comment

[A] small marvel of storytelling transmogrification, Araby is a film that, in its own way, plays with the deployment and cross-examination of narrative strategies.

Nick Pinkerton, Reverse Shot

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