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July 16, 2018


(Dir. João Dumans and Affonso Uchôa, 2017)

Los Angeles premiere!


7:30 PM


8:00 PM


Downtown Independent
251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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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

(Available to download after screening date)

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