THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

Showtimes

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:00 AM | Cinepolis Chelsea
Wed Nov 13, 2019, 1:25 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea
Expected to Attend: Director Petra Costa (Nov 9th only)

In 1985, Brazil reclaimed democracy after decades of military dictatorship. At the heart of the country’s democratic reforms was the progressive Workers’ Party, which elected Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the nation’s president in 2002, followed by his protege, Dilma Rousseff, its first female leader, in 2010. But neither could escape the powerful dual forces of institutional corruption and populist rage that polarized Brazil. Interweaving the personal and the political, this fascinating exploration of democracy in crisis serves as an urgent cautionary tale with relevance for our own political reality. Courtesy of Netflix. 

Co-presented by Film Fatales

2019 - THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

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Short List: Features

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Director: Petra Costa
Executive Producer: Josh Braun, Maxyne Franklin
Producer: Shane Boris, Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Tiago Pavan
Writer: Petra Costa Co-writers: Carol Pires, David Barker, Moara Passoni Additional Writing: Rita Gloria Curvo, Hilton Lacerda, Antônia Pellegrino, Daniela Capelato, Logan Hill, Virginia Primo
Cinematographer: João Atala, Ricardo Stuckert
Editor: Tina Baz, Jordana Berg, Karen Harley, David Barker, Joaquim Castro, Felipe Lacerda
Music: Vitor Araújo, Rodrigo Leão, Gilberto Monte, Lucas Santtana
Running Time: 120
Language: English, Portuguese
Country: Brazil
Year: 2019
Publicist: Cinetic
US Distributor: Netlfix