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Grandma Has a Video Camera / Sócrates

A woman holding a video camera.
March 1, 2024 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
Q&A with directors Tania Cypriano and Alexandre Moratto.


Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.


Grandma Has a Video Camera

U.S., 2007 

Tania Cyproiano’s family has been moving back and forth between the United States and Brazil for years, resulting in different thoughts and experiences on working and living in two places. Using home video footage shot by her family that chronicles their lives over 20 years, filmmaker Tania Cypriano’s moving film is a greater story about immigration, searching for what is better and exploring the definition of home. Touching and personal, Grandma Has a Video Camera is a beautiful and provocative look at what it means to belong and be from multiple places. 

DCP, color, 58 min. Director: Tania Cypriano.

Sócrates

Brazil, 2018

Alexandre Moratto’s riveting debut feature follows a  teenager, Socrates, who becomes homeless after his mother has just died. Navigating grief and a need to find shelter, Socrates connects with a young man, tries to engage with his homophobic father and visits shops of São Paulo, in an effort to find a job, though unsuccessful. Pulsing with a gentle assuredness, Moratto imbues his film with compassion and care while showing great insight into the human condition without exploitation. “With an authenticity rarely seen in contemporary cinema, it examines the lives of those that struggle to survive in ecosystems that function according to their own decrepit principles.” —Alex Saveliev, Film Threat 

DCP, color, 71 min. Director: Alexandre Moratto. Writers: Thayná Mantesso, Alexandre Moratto. With: Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji.

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