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Pictures of Ghosts (Retratos Fantasmas) at Speed Cinema

May 31 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pictures of Ghosts (Retratos Fantasmas)
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Friday, May 31, 6 pm | BUY TICKETS

$12 | $8 Speed members

“A heartfelt love letter to filmmaking and film watching the world over.”—Lee Marshall, Screen

Pictures of Ghosts is a documentary love letter to the memories of filmgoing investigating the cinemas that influenced life of acclaimed director Kleber Mendonça Filho (BacurauAquarius).

The film is a multidimensional journey through time, sound, architecture, and filmmaking, set in the urban landscape of Recife, Brazilian coastal capital of Pernambuco: a historical and human territory, examined through the great movie theatres that served as spaces of conviviality during the 20th century. Having hosted dreams and progress, these places have also embodied a major transformation on social practices.

Combining archive documentary, mystery, film clips and personal memories, Pictures of Ghosts is a map of a city through the lens of cinema. 2023, Brazil, DCP, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 93 minutes. Recommended for 12+


May 31
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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